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Tucson
October 2012
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Dodging Hurricane Sandy, I hopped a plane to Tucson. View from the Hugh Norris trail, Saguaro National Park.
Along the Sendero Esperanza trail, a grasshopper, about 4 inches long, clings to a cactus.
Hugh Norris trail, Saguaro National Park.
Dead Saguaro cactus display a strange skeletal structure.
Hugh Norris trail, Saguaro National Park.
Dead Saguaro.
Dead Saguaro.
Dead Saguaro.
San Xavier Mission.
San Xavier Mission.
San Xavier Mission.
San Xavier Mission.
San Xavier Mission.
San Xavier Mission.
Tombstone, AZ.
The Silver Nugget, Tombstone, AZ.
The Crystal Palace, Tombstone, AZ.
Big Nose Kate's Saloon, Tombstone, AZ.
Housing in harmony with nature, Bisbee, AZ.
Bisbee, AZ.
The reason Bisbee exists - copper, silver, and gold ore.
The abandoned open-pit mine in Bisbee, AZ.
I have no idea what's in that water, but it really is this color.
Bisbee AZ.
Lowell, AZ.
Lowell, AZ.
Lowell, AZ.
Lowell, AZ.
Lowell, AZ.
In the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. The line of cottonwoods gives away the location of the currently dry San Pedro.
In the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.
In the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.
A serious cottonwood tree in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.
A lonely ranch near Sonoita, AZ.
Near Sabino Canyon.
Bear Canyon.
Seven Falls.
Seven Falls.
Seven Falls.
Seven Falls.
The squirrel that almost got my lunch before I noticed the furry tail sticking out of my day pack.
Seven Falls.
Sabino Canyon.
Titan II missile in the last remaining silo. Decommissioned, it's a relic of the Cold War.
Launch control center for the Titan II missile.
Titan II missile rocket engines.
Titan II missile rocket engines.
The business end of a Titan II missile.
Titan II missile in its buried silo, over 100 feet tall.
The road to Mt. Lemmon.
Along the road to Mt. Lemmon.
The road to Mt. Lemmon.
Along the road to Mt. Lemmon.
Hope Camp Trail, Saguaro National Park.
Along Hope Camp trail, Saguaro National Park.
The Aermotor Co., Chicago.
Hope Camp trail, Saguaro National Park.
More wind power at Hope Camp, Saguaro National Park.
The blades must have fallen hard.
At Hope Camp, Saguaro National Park.
My lunch companion, Hope Camp.
Hope Camp trail, Saguaro National Park.
Hope Camp trail, Saguaro National Park.
Mica View trail, Saguaro National Park.
Mica View trial, Saguaro National Park.
Cactus Forest trail, Saguaro National Park.
Cactus Forest trail, Saguaro National Park.
Cactus Forest trail, Saguaro National Park.
Cactus Forest trail, Saguaro National Park.
Cactus Forest trail, Saguaro National Park.