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Saguaro, part 2

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

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But there were also these:

Petroglyph



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

Petroglyph

Petroglyphs

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

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Comments

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birdhousefrog
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.
birdhousefrog
Oct. 17th, 2009 12:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I never saw one quite that dead before, either.
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tcastleb
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!
sartorias
Oct. 17th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)
Love the petroglyphs. So nifty and mysterious.
kelly_yoyo
Oct. 19th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
Holy cow, that is beautiful country. Gorgeous!
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