CANYON DE CHELLY (ARIZONA) _ 0535

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Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly, a scared place of a spider Woman who gave the Dineh weaving skills, stands in the upper reaches of the canyon. The sand stone pinnacle is capped by harder white standstone making it one of the many amazing sites Canyon De Chelly has to offer.

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From Arizona
Travel from May 13 to May 19
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DESERT IN BLOOM (ARIZONA) _ 0534

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Arizona has two major wildflower seasons every year; with the Spring Wildflower Season usually during March to May, and the Summer Wildflower Season from July through September. Then there is a blooming season for a few flowers, during the fall.
However, some wildflowers can usually be found at other times of the year . Depending upon local temperatures

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Rainfall has a lot to do with our wildflower season. In the Phoenix area, the driest weather is during May & June when an average of about 3 mm (0.1 in) of rainfall (precipitation) occurs.
The abundance of wild flowers in the deserts of Arizona, in the spring, is largely determined by the amount of rainfall during the winter of the prior year and the early spring of the present year.

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From Arizona
Travel from May 13 to May 19
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PIT COPPER MINE NEAR GREEN VALLEY, ARIZONA _ 0528

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Where ever hard rock miners scratched the Arizona soil, they found mineral wealth, like gold, silver and copper, now-days low grade rare earths are needed for plasma TV’s and the demand for minerals, right now, is roaring. The insatiable appetite of China and the entire Pacific Rim has Arizona Copper Mines working hard to extract low grade ores for big dollar returns, jobs are being created and the trickle down economy will benefit us all. The first copper mine creation in 65 years happened in Safford, Arizona. Rosemont Mine wants to start up in the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains and its creation is extremely controversial. “It’s the environmentalists” said Roger Stokes who leads Mine Tours for ASARCO Discovery Center in Sahuarita, Az. Stokes leds tours of snowbirds and tourists to viewpoints, to the crusher facilities and educates them with facts and figures about copper mining.
http://southwestphotojournal.com/

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From Arizona
Travel from May 13 to May 19
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THE SONORAN DESERT _ 0511

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The Sonoran Desert is a North American desert which covers large parts of the Southwestern United States in Arizona and California, and of Northwestern Mexico in Sonora, Baja California and Baja California Sur. It is the hottest desert in North America, with an area of 280,000 square kilometers (110,000 sq mi). The western portion of the United States–Mexico border passes through the Sonoran Desert.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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From Arizona
Travel from May 13 to Mar 19
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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK _ 0394

Carved out by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon (nearly 1,500 m deep) is the most spectacular gorge in the world. Located in the state of Arizona, it cuts across the Grand Canyon National Park. Its horizontal strata retrace the geological history of the past 2 billion years. There are also prehistoric traces of human adaptation to a particularly harsh environment.
http://whc.unesco.org/

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Created a national park on 26 February 1919 by an act of Congress. First protected in 1893 as a forest reserve in which mining, lumbering and hunting continued to be allowed; upgraded to a game reserve in 1906, giving protection to the wildlife; redesignated a national monument in 1908. Accepted as a World Heritage site on 24 October _979.
Source: Advisory Body Evaluation

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From USA
Travel from Mar 27 to April 3
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No.38 ( My Unesco World Heritage Site)

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Mapcards of Arizona

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From USA
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