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Saguaro National Park Hiking and Boondocking Tips

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Saguaro National Park is an American national park in Pima County, southeastern Arizona. The 92,000-acre park consists of two separate areas—the Tucson Mountain District and the Rincon Mountain District—that preserve Sonoran Desert landscapes, fauna, and flora, including the giant saguaro cactus. 🔴 Subscribe to Our Big Escape Channel for more videos just like this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCui8qQuvNXnj5ssL5Y9nDuA?sub_confirmation=1 ✅ Visit Our Big Escape to learn more about Saguaro National Park Hiking Trails and Free Boondocking Spots: 🔴 Our 15 Best Hikes in Saguaro National Park = https://ourbigescape.com/our-15-best-hikes-in-saguaro-national-park/ 🔴 Saguaro National Park Hiking Areas = https://ourbigescape.com/15-hard-saguaro-national-park-hiking-areas/ 🔴 18 Free Saguaro National Park Boondocking Spots = https://ourbigescape.com/18-free-saguaro-national-park-boondocking-spots/ The giant saguaro is a tree-like cactus species that can grow to be over 12 meters tall. It is native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. The saguaro blossom is the state wildflower of Arizona. In 1994, Saguaro National Park, near Tucson, Arizona, was designated to help protect this species and its habitat. Saguaros have a relatively long lifespan, often exceeding 150 years. They may grow their first side arm around 75–100 years of age, but some never grow any arms. Arms are developed to increase the plant's reproductive capacity, as more apices lead to more flowers and fruit. A saguaro can absorb and store considerable amounts of rainwater, visibly expanding in the process, while slowly using the stored water as needed. This characteristic enables the saguaro to survive during periods of drought. The saguaro cactus is a common image in Mexican culture and American Southwest films. ANIMALS and the CACTI House sparrows nest on a saguaro cactus. The saguaro provides voluminous amounts of pollen, nectar, and fruits. The fruits are eaten by the white-winged dove and ants, so that seeds rarely escape to germinate. White-winged doves are important pollinators, visiting blooms more often than any other bird species. For desert white-winged doves, 60% or more of their diet is saguaro-based. PETROGLYPHS The earliest known residents of the land in and around what later became Saguaro National Park were the Hohokam, who lived there in villages between 200 and 1450 A.D. Petroglyphs and bits of broken pottery are among Hohokam artifacts found in the park. The Hohokam hunted deer and other animals, gathered cholla buds, prickly pears, palo verde pods, and saguaro fruit. ~~~ Social Media ~~~ 👥 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ARoadtoTravel/ 🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/aroadtotravel 📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourbigescape/ P Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ourbigescape CHAPTERS 🕘Timestamps: 00:00 - Start 00:14 - Sunrise Over Saguaro National Park 00:26 - Different Cacti in the Park 02:06 - Superstition Mountain 02:44 - Birds of Saguaro 03:11 - Petroglyphs 03:23 - Hiking Trails 04:00 - Sunset and Moon Rise
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