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Panther Peak And Sombrero Peaks — Panorama Views   Leave a comment

Cam Boh Trails 01-21-13

Cam Boh Trails 01-21-13L-R: Panther Peak and Sombrero Peak as Viewed from the Cam-Boh Trail — Images by kenne

Panther Peak

National Park Week   Leave a comment

Saguaro National Park

Cam-Boh Trail in the Saguaro National Park — Image by kenne

Tucson is located in the Sonoran Desert, one of the natural beauties of the American southwest and has one of our great National Parks, the Saguaro National Park. Since this is National Park Week, I would be remiss not to share some information on our neighbor park. The park is divided into two sections, lying about 20 miles east and 15 miles (24 km) west of the center of Tucson. Each section includes ranges of significant hills, the Tucson Mountains in the west and the Rincon Mountains in the east. The park gets its name from the saguaro cactus which is native to the region. Many other kinds of cactus, including barrel cactuscholla cactus, and prickly pear, are also abundant in the park. 

The park was established as Saguaro National Monument on March 1, 1933, and changed to a national park on October 14, 1994. For more information on the park, click here.

kenne

Capturing the Moment — A Hiking We Shall Go   1 comment

A Hiking We Shall Go — Image by kenne

Tucson Mountain’s Cam-Boh Trail   2 comments

Images by kenne

Because of the near to where we live, most of our hikes have been in the Santa Catalina Mountains. This Monday, we hiked the Cam-Boh trail, which is between the Panther and Safford Peaks in the Tucson Mountains.

If you accept the current theory about the origins of the Tucson Mountains — that they were a volcanic top that rested on top of the granite Santa Catalina Mountains and over millions of years slid 20 mile west leaving the Tucson basin in between – we continue to hike the Santa Catalina Mountains.

The hike is a relatively easy four-mile, two-hour hike. The recent rains made it easy to se the track of bobcats, cougars and deer, however there were no sightings.  During this hike, I spent some time off the main trail in hope of increasing wildlife photos opts.

kenne

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