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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

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