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Arizona HWY 83 — A Scenic Drive In Southern Arizona   3 comments

Images by kenne

The above images capture the rolling hills of grasslands, through which trees provide a deeper contour for the splendid mountain backdrop of the Whetstone and Huachuca Mountains to the east and the Santa Rita peaks to the west, which depict the area along Arizona HWY 83, sometimes called the “Mountain Empire.” This scenic drive is one of the National Geographic’s, Drives of a Lifetime: 500 of The World’s Most Spectacular Trips — “Road Trip: The New Old West, Arizona.”

The area is also home of the Rosemont Copper Project, where Augusta Resource Corp., a Canadian investment company plans to dig a giant copper pit. Although the basic character of the land would be changed forever, leaving a huge open-pit that would remain after the mine’s closure, the major issue of this Arizona Ecocide proposal is water.  While the natural flow of water is downhill, it will always flow uphill towards money!


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The Wave In March   3 comments

Source: National Geographic

This March 19-22, five fellow hikers and I will be hiking the Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. The February National Geographic issue has an article on this beautiful area, titled, “Rock of Ages.” The photography is by Richard Barnes, one of which is shown above. I hope to return with a lot of beautiful images of this natural landscape.


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