Monday, February 09, 2009

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Gary and I really enjoyed our visit to the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southern Arizona. We began our tour of the monument by visiting the Kris Eggle Visitor Center. We enjoyed a slide show which featured the animals and various types of cactus that is found in the park. We took both scenic drives-the Ajo Mountian Drive and the Puerto Blanco Drive. The Puerto Blanco Drive is 10 miles while the Ajo Mountain Drive is 21 miles. We stayed at Auggies Quail RV park and drove to the Monument for the day.

Gary is standing in front of one of the large Organ Pipe Cactus that can be found at the monument.

Some of the Ocotillo had bloomed.

We found a few of the Gold Poppies close to the road.

This is the big arch. It is 36' high, 90' wide, and 720' long.
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