Heavy Rains Down A Giant Saguaro Cactus   3 comments

Hikers-5-72.jpgHeavy Rains Down A Giant Saguaro Cactus — Image by kenne

As the trail entered the Kings Canyon Wash we were confronted by a giant saguaro that had fallen across the trail; another lay close by. Both were healthy giants that could have been blown over by strong winds, but the area recently experienced a lot of rain causing a flash flood. Another suspect is that the downed cactus were the result of a microburst an intense small-scale downdraft produced by a storm or rain shower.

— kenne

3 responses to “Heavy Rains Down A Giant Saguaro Cactus

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  1. Is that nature’s way of thinning the desert plants? It seems a shame to see those beautiful giants downed.

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  2. Yes, this one had to be over 120 years old.

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  3. So sad to see one go!

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