After a big breakfast at the Rock Springs Café we found a a hiking trail into a canyon filled with saguaro cactus. Anyone that has seen a desert western movie is familiar with this icon of the Sonoran Desert. Saguaros can live up to seventy years. The number of arms is not an indicator of age. The first arms start growing somewhere between 15-20 years of age. Some never grow one at all. They can grow up to 70 feet tall. Did you know that a Saguaro can hold up to 1000 gallons of water?
I found my first butterfly of the year on this hike. My best estimation is that I have a Checkered White.