Big Peak Peak by desertaura

Big Peak Peak

On the way back from Phoenix today (Friday, 27 February), we made a brief (very brief) stop at Picacho Peak State Park. Didn't even go inside the park, but will have to plan a trip back there in the near future because I think it is getting close to the time that the spring wildflowers will be blooming. In a good year, the slopes will be covered with golden poppies.

"Picacho" is Spanish for "big peak," thus the name of the peak (shown on far left in photo) is redundant: Big Peak Peak.

On 15 April 1862, the Battle of Picacho Pass was fought near here. It is said to be the westernmost battle of the American Civil War.
very nice scene.... Its very green ... when I think of cactus in desserts I have a brown image in my head
February 28th, 2015  
Love these cacti. Great capture.
February 28th, 2015  
Beautiful composition!
February 28th, 2015  
Very cool... I would like to see a cactus up close:) one showing how big they are... Don't have many where I live in Malaysia!
February 28th, 2015  
Beautiful landscape!!
February 28th, 2015  
@hinaansari @jamibann @opticlens @abroadwood @pammerritt - Thanks, everyone! For those not familiar with the western deserts in the United States, you will be very surprised at how beautiful it can be in the spring when the wildflowers start to bloom!
February 28th, 2015  
Terrific shot :)
March 3rd, 2015  
@gilbertwood - Thank you!
March 4th, 2015  
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