Re: Where are the trees?
Lester´s first law of HAB projects: What goes up, must come down ... ending up in a tree.
Don´t worry, there ain´t no desert rough enough to not produce a Magnetic Tree in the very moment of touch down. There might be an entitiy which is actually positively minded to HABalloners. It provides a soft landing in the foliage of a tree instead of having to witness a rocky crash, smashing the project to bits.
Just a thought :-)