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the desert southwest today

the desert southwest today There are four deserts in North America. Arizona is the only state in the United States where parts of all four can be found. They are the Great Basin, Mojave, Chihuahuan, and the Sonoran deserts. The Sonoran desert is the largest. Source: Google __________________ these images were all taken during our recent 2 month winter trip as snowbirds   …

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Joshua Tree desert beauty

Joshua Tree desert beauty Joshua Tree National Park is a vast protected area in southern California. It’s characterized by rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes. Named for the region’s twisted, bristled Joshua trees, the park straddles the cactus-dotted Colorado Desert and the Mojave Desert, which is higher and cooler. Keys View looks out over …

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San Gorgonio mountain view

San Gorgonio mountain view From Joshua Tree National Park you can see a beautiful view of the snow capped San Gorgonio Mountain, also known locally as Mount San Gorgonio, or Old Greyback, is the highest peak in Southern California and the Transverse Ranges at 11,503 feet. Source: Google

Superstition mountain view

Superstition mountain view A 3,648-acre park offering camping, archery & 29 miles of multi-use trails plus scenic wind caves. Source: https://www.maricopacountyparks.net/park-locator/usery-mountain-regional-park/  

Hieroglyphic Trail – Superstition mountains

Hieroglyphic Trail – Superstition mountains Most hikes into the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix begin from the north side, accessed via the Apache Trail, and tend to be rather long and relatively little-used, but one of the shortest, easiest reached and therefore most popular routes starts in the south, at the edge of the expanding community of Gold Canyon along …

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Joshua Tree National Park hiking

Joshua Tree National Park hiking Joshua Tree National Park is a vast protected area in southern California. It’s characterized by rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes. Named for the region’s twisted, bristled Joshua trees, the park straddles the cactus-dotted Colorado Desert and the Mojave Desert, which is higher and cooler. Keys View looks out …

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Desert Trails

Tucson Mountain Park was established April 1929. The Pima County Parks Commission, with C. B. Brown as its chairman, was established to oversee the park. At approximately 20,000 acres, the park is one of the largest natural resource areas owned and managed by a local government in the U.S. The park has approximately 62 miles …

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Saguaro NP West

Saguaro National Park is in southern Arizona. Its 2 sections are on either side of the city of Tucson. The park is named for the large saguaro cactus, native to its desert environment. In the western Tucson Mountain District, Signal Hill Trail leads to petroglyphs of the ancient Hohokam people. In the eastern Rincon Mountain …

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Tuscon sunset

The Sonoran Desert is a North American desert which covers large parts of the Southwestern United States in Arizona and California and of Northwestern Mexico in Sonora, Baja California, and Baja California Sur. It is the hottest desert in Mexico. Wikipedia

Tucson desert trails

The Sonoran Desert includes 60 mammal species, 350 bird species, 20 amphibian species, over 100 reptile species, 30 native fish species, over 1000 native bee species, and more than 2,000 native plant species. The Sonoran Desert area southeast of Tucson and near the Mexican border is vital habitat for the only population of jaguars living within the United States. The Colorado …

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