Monday, March 30, 2009

Alamo Canyon, Organ Pipe National Mounument

Alamo Canyon is graced with some flowing water which provides for a rich varied vegetation in contrast to it's rugged rocks.

We found grinding holes in the bedrock near the water. I cannot imagine how many hours native americans spent grinding to make this hole about a foot deep.  The bedrock is extremely hard.
The rocks up this canyon were folded heated and fractured.
A magical spot about a mile above the grinding holes. An Ajo Oak was growing on the right.  The Ajo Oak can only be found in this region of the United States.

Desert Rose Mallow
Crimson Monkey Flower

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