The cacti in the the New World Desert Collection of the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley are in stunning bloom. How have I missed this in past years? The flowers are gorgeous! All these photos were taken during my visit on Sunday, May 5th, 2013. If you live in the San Francisco area, I recommend heading to the gardens to see these! And, remember, this Friday, May 10th, is National Public Gardens Day. For more information, see my post… This Friday! National Public Gardens Day.
Having moved through the learning curve about how to prospect for gold, this information will undoubtedly help newbies find a place to go. Knowing where to go to get started in prospecting is very important. For your reading enjoyment:
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It is rumored that Pancho Villa once stashed a cache of valuables somewhere in Arnett Canyon, Arizona. Located south of highway 60 and just west of Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, it is located across the ridge below which the arboretum is located. One must hike in from the west or east, and we hiked from the west as it seemed easier to
approach the canyon from there and follow the Arnett Creek east around to the bottom of the canyon. One can also approach the canyon from the perlite mine in Superior, Arizona and head west around the ridge shadowing the arboretum. I have never done that, and it seems one would have to cross private property, but I am not sure.
While I discovered no treasure (wasn’t looking for any either), I discovered a treasure of beautiful plants and weather worn rocks and mountains. After about 2 miles, there was a lot of water in the creek, which I found unusual since everything near where I live there is pretty dry. The temps were around 89 degrees so the hiking was very pleasant. The highlight of the trip was climbing 3/4 of the way up a mountain to a pinnacle of white rock which can be seen for miles. Seeing the other mountain ranges from there was breathtaking. It was about 3 hours walk into the canyon where we stopped.
Had a delightful day hiking into Arnett Canyon. Beautiful rock formations and lush green desert growth. The canyon is south of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park. See page 2.
There isn’t much more beautiful than a dusting of snow all over the desert. Superior, Arizona is in Eastern Arizona about 60 miles east of Phoenix. The altitude is about 2500 feet. And according to our city fathers, we get about 2 inches of snow a year. It melts fast, but these winter flurries are fun! The dates on the photos are wrong. Something happened when I recharged the battery? Should read 2/20/2012.
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