Gates Pass in Tucson, Arizona (Photos - February 2, 2007)
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I headed over to Gates Pass inside Tucson Mountain Park (west of Tucson) this morning.
I did not hike as much as planned, but instead became
enamored with photographing saguaros such as this adjacent one. Apparently this one had its head cut off, probably as a safety precaution courtesy of the city of Tucson. :)
A cluster of saguaros.
You can read a little more about the history of Gates Pass in the photo above. This is a very nice spot with a parking lot, overlook and trails for exploring the desert area.
Prickly pear cacti pretty much grow like weeds out here in Tucson. ;)
A saguaro (left) that has an arm growing that looks more like a cat's tail, and a young saguaro (right).
The sun was relatively harsh as I turned to face the south. Golden Gate Mountain is the largest peak to the right.