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Keystone Peak after a storm (April 2007)

 
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Keystone Peak after a storm (April 2007)
As seen from the Gilbert Ray CG near Tucson

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C WenkerStrange

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To my mind, there's something very odd about the vegetation in the foreground in this photo. In all the years I spent in the Sonoran desert, I've never seen so many juvenile saguaro growing in such a dense concentration, naturally. Do you know if those were purposefully planted?
Posted Jul 7, 2012 5:26 pm

surgentRe: Strange

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It's possible there was a fire in this immediate area many years ago. I had not thought about the small saguaro, but I suspect they probably sprouted on their own. I honestly can't say for sure. I took this photo a few hundred feet south of the camping area, basically on a random walk.
Posted Jul 8, 2012 1:18 pm

C WenkerRe: Strange

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Well then, that's pretty cool.
But unfortunately, now that I think of it, maybe that's the sort of spot that cactus poachers target.
Posted Jul 8, 2012 7:59 pm

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