That is entirely true. There were no trees or even cactus to speak of in the Gully Tracks, just a usually dry river bed and a lot of desert eroded from monsoon storms to make it very un-even, hence Gully's, and an absolute blast to dirt bike on. Hurt myself many I time as well but didn't ever seek compensation from the land owner for my foolish behavior. I got my drivers license and a jeep in my Sophomore year (mid '70's) I think and we would go 'desert romping' in the wash and Gully Tracks as well, that went over way worse. You really can't do much damage to anything on a dirt bike, but you sure can in a 4x4. That flat chunk of desert playground as mentioned is covered up now but the scares I left on of the mountains with the 4x4 remain. I have mixed feelings about that... Ya, the mountains have some unattractive scars, but I was the one that managed to climb it when there was nothing there, the proof remains 30+ years later, and few things compared to sitting on top a mountain you drove up that nobody else ever had.