I haven't seen scorpions in the Utah desert either, but I have been in the desert here long. Now, when I was in San Antonio, I saw them ALL THE TIME. Most of them were in the in-laws house. Pliers are very handy at grabbing scorpions (and wasps).

By the way Barry, I saw some Terra F1's at REI on sale for $25. I would have gotten them if my foot was a size 13.
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