Thursday I posted there were only light winds here at Sawtooth Canyon. A couple of hours later, though, it started blowing like a son of a bitch. Thirty miles and hour with gusts up to fifty. It was old news to me when the alert came on my phone. Hey, I wasn't going anywhere.
Wind like this is an inconvenient fact of life this time of year in the desert. The trick is to get your traveling done in the morning when the wind is less intense, then hunker down somewhere and ride it out. Yippie-ki-ay!