Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Day 52: Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park
Day 52:  Nov 19, Tuesday

Route 86 west of Tuscon…who would have thought that cars plied that highway at all hours of the night… I heard them most of the night. 

Pano view of the park

Cute ground squirrel

The road surface is not very good so you hear more kathunking going on.  Barking dog in the distance, laughing coyotes, airplanes…bring me back to the boonies.



Old Saguaro
Today we visited Saguaro National Park.  Nice park.  We did some shorter hikes (in shorts and t shirts).  More cactus than we will ever see anywhere…especially Saguaro  that has a limited range of growth (Arizona, parts of New Mexico and Mexico).  Amazing cacti everywhere you looked.


There are tons of them here

We didn't really want to see anything else in Tucson so we headed out into the boonies again.  David selected the Dragoon Mountains on the west side as he has climbed here in the past and I didn’t care as long as I got a good night’s sleep.   

Upclose saguaro

More rock art
After driving 10 miles on a dirt road (this time there are ranches along the dirt road) we found a spot to park.   I did mention to David that someday WHEN he gets stuck with this rv in the dirt/sand, he will hear about it for awhile.

Cows in the fields eating grass (yes, some grass growing finally).  Nice location at the base of the mountains.  Sunset was so gorgeous.  I am pretty sure the cows will be quiet.  I Cannot wait to see sunrise here! 

hedgehog cactus
Sunset at our campsite near Tombstone

Now this is camping!

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