I think this is a pencil cholla cactus, near Nipton, Mojave National Preserve
Date: June 01, 2009, 16h08
When I reach Macedonia Spring, I dont find any water at all
Not even a little bit of moisture, despite the greenery here. I saw a deer and two jackrabbits, one with a white fluffy tail, on the way here. I walk up the drainage area anyway just in case there's water that I've missed.