Arizona Hiking Gallery
Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month Hike
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, Cave Creek, AZ
March 17, 2007
Gallery contains 21 photos
Gallery last updated: 4/24/2007
Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month Hike: Image 1
An Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) stands in the foreground of the mountains to the north of Spur Cross Ranch.

Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month Hike: Image 2
Fairy Duster ( Calliandra eriophylla) in full bloom.

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Buds at the tip of an Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) cane will soon burst into bright red-orange "flame".

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Rubble pile from collapsed walls at an Indian ruins site.

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Desert Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua) flower and buds.

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Closeup of wall of pit house ruins.

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A large Barrel Cactus (Ferocatus wislizenii).

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The Brittlebush (Encelia farinosa) provides a splash of bright yellow among the spine desert plants.

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Indian ruins.

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Indian ruins.

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Elephant Mountain framed by prickly pear and brittlebush in the foreground.

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Spiral petroglyph.

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Rock with many petroglyphs.

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Ppetroglyphs.

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Crossing Cave Creek.

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Black Mesa and Sugarloaf Mountain rise above a cottonwood grove on the banks of Cave Creek.

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A mural on the building at Spur Cross Ranch depicting the flora and fauna and petroglyphs of Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area.

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An old Spur Cross Ranch entrance sign.

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A double metate. Native Americans used the metate for grinding grains, nuts, and other seeds.

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Lizard petroglyph.

Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month Hike: Image 21
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis).

All images Copyright ©2007 Terry Wright. All rights reserved.