Saguaro National ParkBelow is the dry bed of an intermittent stream called a desert wash. For a short time, during desert thunderstorms, flash floods rush down the mountain slopes and through desert washes to nearby rivers. However, beneath the wash's sandy surface, some moisture remains throughout the year. Non-succulent plants such as palo verde, ragweed, and ironwood thrive along the wash edges because of the underground water supply. Other small plants-ferns and mosses-cling to some shaded embankments. Walk down the stairs to explore this desert wash. Look for tracks and other signs that deer, tortoises, pack rats, rabbits, lizards, and other animals travel along his sand-filled corridor. (Inscription beside the photo on the right) Rainfall running off a mountain slope (right) can quickly fill desert washes. Beware of desert thunderstorms: Flash floods can occur suddenly.
|Placed By||National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 6:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12S E 481359 N 3568640|
|Decimal Degrees||32.25430000, -111.19790000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 15.258', W 111° 11.874'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 15' 15.48" N, 111° 11' 52.44" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2946-3090 N Kinney Rd, Tucson AZ 85743, US|
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