queen of the crested

I enjoyed an adventurous hike in the Tonto National Forest this morning. We started near the Seven Springs campground and hiked about 6 miles (round trip) to see an impressive giant Crested Saguaro. (see the hikers below?) Definitely the largest crested I’ve seen so far!

giant crested saguaro

The ultimate goal of the city of Scottsdale is to preserve a corridor for animals from the McDowell Mountains all the way to the Tonto National Forest totalling 36,000 acres. So far, we have a little over 16,000. A worthwhile goal!