N. Rim Grand Canyon
is much less crowded than the South Rim and equally interesting. You will miss seeing the
historic El Tovar Hotel and the Grand Canyon Railroad, but life's a trade off. There
are also fewer places from which one can see the Colorado River.
Grand Canyon Sunset
tops off a nice day of hiking and picture taking. This shot is
taken near the lodge.
can be found scattered around Southern Arizona in the Sonoran Desert. They
can live to be 200 years old. Because this one is tall and has "arms",
it is probably over a 100 years old. Saguaros take on a personality of their own. This one is in Saguaro NP near Tucson.
The park is split into areas on the East and West side of Tucson.
The 115°F temperatures slowed the hiking down some, but it is a dry heat.
was home to the Hohokam Indians. The evidence shows that this structure could have
been the central stucture of an adobe "fort". The park is a National Monument
was built by Sinagua Indian farmers in the early 12th century. It is 5 stories high
and contains 20 rooms. It was mistakenly thought to be Aztecan by early settlers
who gave it the name.