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Desert Sojourn Part 3: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Monday, June 09, 2014

From Tucson I drove southwest to Ajo and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument just north of the Mexico border. There I spent the last two days of my trip, basking in the sun in utter isolation from the world. If you ever really want to get away from the world, this is one of the places I would recommend getting lost.

The Organ Pipe cactus is rarely seen in North America although it is more common across the border. Above are a few pics of the beautiful cactus and it's skeleton.

I did some amazing hikes here. The first was deep in Arch Canyon. Loose, rocky terrain to the top, but it was so worth it...

Another hike I really enjoyed was Estes Canyon - amazing views from the top. Hiking down during sunset and watching the light changing the colors of the canyon walls is one of my favorite memories from the trip.

Tomorrow I will post the flower and cacti photos (which are my favorites) from the trip as my last in this series of posts - thanks for the kind comments and following along

Hollynn aka SpunkyDucky

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FITMARY 6/10/2014 9:16AM

    Beautiful!! And you are even wearing jewelry for your hike. Looking good, girl!!!

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ISLAMOM 6/10/2014 7:41AM

    Beautiful!! You got me thinking about getting my kiddos to this part of the country....we usually do city tours (since that is so different than our "normal") but we need to do something new!


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DALID414 6/10/2014 12:35AM

    I'll leave the getting lost (and found) to you.

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DNRAE1 6/9/2014 10:42PM

    Beautiful, Hollynn! I just caught this blog, and am going to go back and read the 1st 2 parts!!! Love the desert, when it isn't tooooooo hot!

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