Saturday, March 13, 2010

McDowell Mtn Trails

We took a ranger guided hike on the North Trail and learned why there are so few cacti in the campground area. There was a lightning fire here in 1996, which killed many of them.  The northern part of the park was not burned so there was a lot more vegetation.DSC00845  DSC00841

Yesterday we hiked the Bluffs trail, which goes back to the area were the Marcus Landslide occurred 500,000 years ago. (At least that’s what they think.)


We just enjoyed seeing all the rocks that rolled down onto the desert.

DSC00856 DSC00857 DSC00854  Our new camera arrives Tuesday and I will most likely be banned from touching it!

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