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Saguaro National Park
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Posted By: Bob Harris, 02-17-2011, 10:42 PM

Enormous cacti, for most of us the Giant Saguaro is the universal symbol of the American West. And yet, these majestic plants are only found in a small portion of the United States. Saguaro National Park protects some of the most impressive forests of these sub-tropical giants, on the edge of Tucson. Here are a few photos of the area, easy access dirt roads, nice visitors center and I do not recommend you visit during the summer where temps can be near 120F.

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love these cacti..... seem to take on human form... dave m
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I think cacti are so interesting. I like that 3rd photo of the saguaro continuing to push up into the sky.
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Look at that blue sky - I dig the cactus shots, but they make me thirsty!

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Love the colour of the skies in the photos.
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love these cacti..... seem to take on human form... dave m
thanks Dave, I have some photos on my other computer that I took at dusk, and they look very eerie human like. thanks Bob
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Hey "Amazing Arizona" Group. Bob is in our State. Everybody Wave!
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love these cacti..... seem to take on human form... dave m
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Hey "Amazing Arizona" Group. Bob is in our State. Everybody Wave!
Thanks for the welcome, we are taking the southern route for the next couple of months. Yuma, Casa Grande, Benson and Tombstone. We are now on the Colorado River in Ehrenberg, here is proof we are in AZ. Bob

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I think cacti are so interesting. I like that 3rd photo of the saguaro continuing to push up into the sky.
Thanks Barry, what is interesting, it takes about 70 years before they start to branch out with their "limbs", if I remember correctly. When they bloom, the individual bloom only lasts 24 hours, then another bloom opens on the Saguaro.
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Thanks Barry, what is interesting, it takes about 70 years before they start to branch out with their "limbs", if I remember correctly. When they bloom, the individual bloom only lasts 24 hours, then another bloom opens on the Saguaro.
Wow, I did not know it took 70 years to get their branches. That's pretty amazing. Sounds like a good lesson in perseverance, huh?
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70 years wow now that is a resilient plant ! Great shots all that was missing was Lee Marvin and John Wayne.
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wonderful shots and info. they are amazing especially since they thrive in such harsh conditions
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