Saguaro National Park

My only regret about Saguaro is not being able to see the cactii while they were blooming in the springtime.  But to this Southern girl, it was still a sight to behold, seeing miles and miles of these giants.  Did you know that it takes years for a saguaro to grow?  By the time they are developing arms, they are probably already over 70 years old.

One of the reasons we chose to visit the western area of the park, also known as the Tucson Mountain District, was to see Signal Hill and the petroglyphs.  It was a rutted, dirt road loop (yayyyy for the Subaru!), that made for slow-going.  It was pretty amazing to be able to walk up to the rocks and see the carvings up close.