Thursday, January 29, 2009

Exploring Catavina

This is a spectacular area! For about 20 miles along the Mex 1 peninsula highway, we traveled through incredible granite boulder fields crowded with many species of cactus, including giant cordons and cirio (also called Boojum Tree, which we wrote about yesterday, but which is actually a cactus that grows nowhere else in the world). The granite boulders are so plentiful that they appear as boulders piled on top of boulders, rounded (shaped by rain and wind) and as if “growing” out of the surrounding dessert.

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