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ARIZONA - SUPERSTITIONS WILDERNESS - FREMONT SADDLE

I was able to get in one brief hike while in Arizona in late December 2004, a trip up to the popular Fremont Saddle in the Superstitions. It was sunny out, perhaps too sunny for me and my camera. I tried some different variations and combinations with my UV, ND, and the circular polarizer, since I don't get a lot of bright sunny conditions to work with in Washington. I learned a little bit but a few of these came out over filtered and have some ridiculously dark blue skies. Still, the desert terrain is different from Central Washington type steppe desert and the vegetation seen below is of the classical variety that you think of when thinking of a desert with saguaros and prickly pears and such. All in all it was a nice little hike. The photos:
Yucca Leaves
Yucca Leaves
Bird
Bird
B & W Rock Scene
B & W Rock Scene
Group of Mini Cacti
Group of Mini Cacti
Medium Weaver's Needle
Medium Weaver's Needle
Close Up of Mini Cactus Needles
Close Up of Mini Cactus Needles
Old Style Plane
Old Style Plane
White Yucca Leaves
White Yucca Leaves
Streaky Rock
Streaky Rock
Weaver's Needle with Shadows
Weaver's Needle with Shadows
You Could Poke Your Eye Out
You Could Poke Your Eye Out
Fallen Plant Area
Fallen Plant Area
B & W Emporer's Crown Rock
B & W Emporer's Crown Rock
Prickly Pear Needles
Prickly Pear Needles
View on the Descent
View on the Descent
One Mini Cactus
One Mini Cactus
Rocky Scene
Rocky Scene
Prickly Pear Patch
Prickly Pear Patch
Typical Desert
Typical Desert
B & W Rocks
B & W Rocks
Trio of Mini Cacti
Trio of Mini Cacti
Superstitions Wilderness Sign
Superstitions Wilderness Sign
Wider View Down Trail
Wider View Down Trail
Barrel Cactus Spines
Barrel Cactus Spines
Generic Cactus Forest
Generic Cactus Forest
Rock Columns
Rock Columns
B & W Weaver's Needle
B & W Weaver's Needle
Saguaro Needles
Saguaro Needles
Sepia Rock and Century Plant
Sepia Rock and Century Plant
Cactus and Ridge Above
Cactus and Ridge Above
Rotting Cactus Skin
Rotting Cactus Skin
Weaver's Needle Close Up
Weaver's Needle Close Up
Tangled Up Cactus Arms
Tangled Up Cactus Arms
Century Plants Shells
Century Plants Shells
Chain Cactus and Little Rock Formation
Chain Cactus and Little Rock Formation
Sepia Cactus and Hole in the Rock
Sepia Cactus and Hole in the Rock
Two Cacti One Rotting
Two Cacti One Rotting
Cactus and Hole in the Rock
Cactus and Hole in the Rock
Standard Cactus with Angled Shadow
Standard Cactus with Angled Shadow
Young Saguaro
Young Saguaro