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Our first Saguaro Cacti, they really are amazing. The National Park isn't very interesting, no camping and only a very busy scenic drive through the cactus forest. We had to stay at Colossal Caves Park back down the road, not a bad spot but they lock you into a small camping area from 5pm till 8am for some strange reason so we couldn't do our normal dusk drive to look for ...
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... Arizona's largest cactus, the Saguaro, and something like 100 other species of cacti. Who knew there were so many kinds...?
We had a chat to the volunteers who worked at the visitors centre and got some excellent local tips for our later travels through Arizona. As sunset approached we drove around in the 40 degree heat (Celsius) checking out some pretty weird plants in this crazy looking landscape! I don't know if we found the park's official largest cactus ...
... As a seed it germinates and grows under a host tree because it needs shade. The root system spreads over a wide area which absorbs all the water and eventually over 30 years kills the tree leaving space for it to grow. It needs to reach about 14 ft and be 64 years old before its arms start to grow! The holes in the cactus are nests made by a wood pecker. They drill down about 10 feet into the spine and create a ...
... so much of the journey of the Colorado from mountains to the Grand Canyon. A bit of trivia for you - so much of the Colorado river is diverted for irrigation etc that only in years of very heavy rainfall does it actually empty into the sea as it would have done for millions of years in the Gulf between Baja California and the Mexican mainland. In the afternoon we had a look at the Glen Canyon Dam and chatted to a family from Antwerp. They told us our trip would be a ...
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