Dexter's first trip to the desert was a success.
He seemed to like the dirt (he likes the beach) and all of the sticks his heart desired, climbed the mud hills with his little human, sat by his first campfire, and chased his first wild animal. There was a little kangaroo rat that came to our campsite just after dinner that got his attention. He was worn out by the end, and slept the whole way (~3 hours) home.
The sleep wasn't as good as I had hoped, but i'm sure he'll get used to tent sleeping the more he goes.
Climbing the mud hills of Anza Borrego, with his little human.