(Sa-whar-o) National Park.
After tying up at the Red Hills hitching post for a video overview at the visitor's center, we ride on the rail to Hohokam road for the scenic 5 mile Bajada loop.
|When in Rome...|
The Sonoran Desert includes 60 mammal species, 350 bird species, 20 amphibian species, over 100 reptile species, 30 native fish species, over 1000 native bee species, and more than 2,000 native plant species.
I learn the Kangaroo rat is part of the clan here. No wonder I feel an immediate kinderedship.
I stop at the Hugh Norris trailhead and hike to the top for a bird's eye view, mingling with the local flora along the way.
One more stop at Signal Hill to see the petroglyphs, rock art thought to have been created by prehistoric Hohokam people 1,000 years ago. Then unexpectedly,
my first desert sunset. Yippie Ki-yay!