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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

In the Conservation Park

Early morning, Thunderbird Conservation Park
I did another sunrise hike in Thunderbird Conservation Park this morning.  It was nice to get out into nature, even though "nature" here is almost completely surrounded by development.  It truly makes me sad to see how humankind has almost totally usurped the environment.  At least some people had the good sense to preserve this small section of the Sonoran Desert.
Paloverde trees lining a steep arroyo

A subdivision near the park

Two backpackers preparing for a hike?

Large Paloverde

Loop trail around the mountain

Steep mountain slopes

Baby Saguaro Cacti lining the trail

Young, three-section Saguaro

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

It's a beautiful park, even if it is crowded.

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