I used to be the blogger called YAL Book Briefs, but I grew bored of the handle and changed my name to Howdy YAL. I also respond to MJ. I like to read, write, eat truffles, and watch bad Lifetime movies.
If they did and decided to do the California Trail option, they'd realize that it better to travel in the desert at night. Not only do you keep yourself warm, but you avoid the heat of the day.
At least that's how you'd win the game.