saguaro cactus meets the sky on Hope Camp Trail, Saguaro National Park East

huge stands of saguaro on Hope Camp Trail

ocoitillo in bloom on Hope Camp Trail

saguaro filled basin surrounds Hope Camp Trail

huge saguaro cactus on Hope Camp Trail, Saguaro National Park East, Tucson

pausing for a rest at Hope Camp, Saguaro National Park East

huge stands of saguaro in the late day sun, Hope Camp Trail

huge staghorn cholla backlit by late afternoon sun, hope camp trail, tucson

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hikers on Hope Camp Trail, Saguaro National Park, Tucson

cactus flowers on hope camp trail, tucson

old windmill standing next to Hope Camp Trail, Saguaro National Park East, Tucson

prickly pear cactus in bloon, hope camp trail, tucson

ancient saguaro cactus near Hope Camp Trail, Tucson

teddybear cholla cactus on Hope Camp Trail, Saguaro National Park, Tucson

garden of cactus at Hope Camp, Saguaro National Park East, Tucson

late day sun illuminates cactus on hillside, Hope Camp Trail, Tucson

Hope Camp Trail, Tucson

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Hope camp trail is in a large, open basin in Saguaro National Park East. These images were taken in spring, when the ocotillo was in full bloom and the prickly pear was almost ready to explode with yellow blossoms. Photos in this gallery were taken with a Nikon D90, and are available in high resolution.

large stand of saguaro cactus along Hope Camp Trail, Saguaro National Park East, Tucson

Image Galleries from the Tucson, Arizona Area:
Finger Rock Trail
Hope Camp Trail
Phoneline Trail
Sabino Canyon
Sabino Basin to Hutch's Pool
Saguaro National Park East
Sonora Desert Museum
Tucson Desert I
Tucson Desert II
Tumacacori Mission
Ventana Canyon Trail

 

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