5101 in the shade

The sun was beating on his thinning hair and he was sweating, but the dry heat evaporated his sweat immediately, just leaving white stains on his shirt. He was glad he wore sturdy hiking boots. He didn't get Mo who trekked the desert in flip flops and shorts. He had to walk right through a patch of Prickly Pear to get to the shape that had caught his attention…