About half a mile up a rugged trail in Kofa Wildlife Refuge is Palm Canyon. Thought to be the only native Palm trees in Arizona, they grow in a narrow niche about halfway up a steep mountain face.
Can you see them?
Just about the center of the picture above.
Thought to be remnants of groves that lived during the last ice age. It is amazing how they have managed to live, sheltered from the blistering desert sun by the tiny side canyon. The sun only shines on them a short time each day, and they have created their own micro climate.
The view back out the canyon to the Sonoran Desert.
Back at camp.
And of course, the sunset.
Another good day in the desert….jc