It was time to stop and change the wheels as we prepared once more to move forward toward Tengger. The primary reason why this moment was so touching was the collective effort. Additionally, the enticement of traveling together really warms my heart. Unknown individuals come together, become friends, impart their knowledge, and work toward a common objective.

After completing the necessary modifications to the vehicle, we and a few other groups began the most challenging portion of our Mongolia desert tour. My friend took me to the nearest hill while everyone listened to the radio while we got to the first car’s confluence at noon. We took a lot of pictures, which I knew I would be able to see at any time and keep forever.