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Saguaro, part 2

Went to the other half of Saguaro National Park yesterday, which is a ways out west. Pretty drive, nifty park, saguaro everywhere.


But there were also these:


A few petroglyphs, done a few thousand years ago by the Hohokum people. No one really knows what they mean.



Oh, and this is what a dead saguaro looks like. Thought it was kinda nifty.



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Oct. 17th, 2009 12:20 pm (UTC)
I LOVE saguaro. love, love, love. Miss Tucson that way. I saw the National Forest in '77 when I was 20 and it was a deja vu when I saw it again when Judy drove me past it last year. The memories came rushing back. Here I love when the trees lose their leaves and are lined up on a ridge against the sky after sunset in about a month from now. And there the saguaros do it all year long, stand against the sky on the ridges. Wow.
Oct. 17th, 2009 12:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I never saw one quite that dead before, either.
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Oct. 17th, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
Haven't been to the desert museum yet, but this part of the park was just past the desert museum. And, yes, there's millions of saguaros up there!
Oct. 17th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)
Love the petroglyphs. So nifty and mysterious.
Oct. 19th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
Holy cow, that is beautiful country. Gorgeous!
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