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Apr 2, 2008 - Caverns, Saguaros and Sunsets

We started the day with a visit to Kartchner Caverns State Park. The cavern was really awesome. It is a living cave as compared to Carlsbad which is dead. The state park is very protective of the environment in the cave - we had to enter through four air lock doors to protect the humidity in the cave. They only allow 700 visitors per day and they must go on a guided tour by a state park personnel. We really enjoyed the cave because it was so different from Carlsbad. We hurried back to our campground in Benson, hooked-up the HHR and headed...

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Apr 1, 2008 - Desert Museum and Saguaro National Park West

The sun is so hot here. Our elevation is around 3500 feet and it is amazing how much difference it makes in the heat of the sun in relation to the higher elevation. It is generally in the high 70's during the day but it seems hotter until you step in the shade. I have been careful to wear 50 suncreen protection but I am still turning quite brown. It really is very pleasant, the sky is always so very blue with hardly any clouds. We traveled to the west of Tucson yesterday to see Saguaro National Park West since we had visited the eastern...

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