I have an upcoming trip scheduled for Death Valley in February and plan to visit the usual sights including sand dunes. I have a brand new Arca Swiss F-Line Metric at my disposal or a Canham DLC. I want to take the Arca and get a lot more experience with it. but I have read some posts (can't remember details) of people implying that it might be more affected by sand or dust because of its mechanics, lubricants, etc. It is possible I was thinking of an Arca ball head (which I also plan to use). Might the Canham be more at home in Death Valley? Any opinions/advice?