Favorite Cactus

Whenever we have guests in town, we generally take them on a desert hike.  The Apache Wash Trailhead is close to home, has a short mild trail, and frankly, it’s free.

Along the trail, is my favorite cactus. Everyone should have a favorite cactus! And every good cactus should have a nickname –  I call this saguaro “Shaq-tus”.  I have been in awe of its sheer size and girth.  It surprises those not from the desert how large and impressive the saguaros can be.

One last note:  I make all my visitors take their photo with it.

Old Man Hiking pictured with “Shaq-tus”

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