Before western “civilization” industrialized the transportation of water to our normally-arid region, indigenous peoples in these dry lands lived where nature chose to hydrate the landscape. In one very special case, the terrain was shaped by ocean sedimentation, upheaval, and erosion to form an almost inaccessible canyon-channel with sufficient elevation change to form magical waterfalls […]
Thanks to Keri Kirby for today’s Photo of the Day. I think this is a “pencil cholla,” aka cylindropuntia arbuscula, but with more than twenty cholla species in the Southwest I’d need an expert to confirm. Interestingly, botanist used to classify cholla as a subspecies of prickly pear (Opuntia genus). The middle elevations of the […]
Out on the trail in an old Willys, with the Chief, the Sarge, the Princess…and the spirit of Tony along for the ride.