If you think a desert is a desert is a desert, you might want to give Guadalupe a try. With several challenging trails, this national park offers an amazing variety of desert terrain, in terms of both geology and biology. There are even remnants of history, including an old ranch and stage coach station. On a very chilly and windy day, we set out to tackle one of these trails, and we were amazed by the variety of landscape and life we encountered – though we failed to spot a mountain lion.