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    Great pics Burnham! Love those petrified trees and all that cactus... I've been threatening to go visit an old friend down in Arizona this winter but I haven't done it yet. It would be cool to see all that in person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stig View Post
    Don't you mean Curve billed Thrasher
    Never heard of the other.

    Sounds like you guys did good on the birds.
    Was it too early for anything but the Ocotilla to be blooming.

    I think I'll show Margot Saguaro NP next time we go , she loves Cacti.
    You are of course correct, my friend. Thrasher, not thrush. My mistake, just not paying proper attention to my own typing . And also correct...ocotillo just beginning, in a few warm and wet washes some chuparosa, and here and there some brittlebush.
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    Next pics will be from Organ Pipe NP. Beautiful place, and a really weird vibe...right on the border, and a major trafficking route for drugs and humans. I'll get to those pictures soon.
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    Great pics, thanks for posting.

    Petrified forest is astonishing.
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    Ahhh, the TreeHouse Travelogue...thanks so much for the pictures Burnham
    Happy smiles on both faces

    PS, that pic of the lone tree in the canyon...D'ya think Jim got there before you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnham View Post
    You are of course correct, my friend. Thrasher, not thrush. My mistake, just not paying proper attention to my own typing . And also correct...ocotillo just beginning, in a few warm and wet washes some chuparosa, and here and there some brittlebrush.


    Looks like Autocorrect changed auto correct to also correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bermy View Post
    Ahhh, the TreeHouse Travelogue...thanks so much for the pictures Burnham
    Happy smiles on both faces

    PS, that pic of the lone tree in the canyon...D'ya think Jim got there before you?
    That's a fun picture of a cool tree, for sure. A Ponderosa pine, usually they are only found at much higher elevations down there...but that is the north facing side of Ice Box Canyon . I'd guess it was something less that 100', but so much bigger than anything else around, and way up there on a bench in the middle of those 750' tall cliffs.
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    Organ Pipe NP...only 2 miles from the border with Mexico. Lots of Border Patrol activity, checkpoints, many cameras and other detection devices, and frequent warnings posted. A big fence, 18 feet tall, which doesn't seem to do much to deter illegal crossings if what we were told by locals is true. We never felt unsafe, but then we stuck to designated trails and scenic auto routes for the most part...the same sorts of places the cartel scouts and drug mules avoid.

    Very interesting conversations with Park personnel. The social dynamic down there close to the border is complex, to say the least.
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    Odd how they couldn't keep the fence straight.

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    It's the same thing with how they can't keep roads straight, from your experience as a flatlander, Butch. It's much less work to follow the contours of the land than bulldoze, cut and fill, to get straight lines. Especially if you're trying to make it hard to get under or over the fence.
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