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Mar 28, 2008 16:30 |  #1

I am going to southern Arizona and New Mexico to get pic's of landscapes and wildlife (and get warm).
Who might have ideas of areas to go to?
Some areas are all over the tourist information, somebody must know of areas that are off the beaten track.
Birds, snakes, mammals (goats, deer, sheep) just not a lot of people.
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Mar 28, 2008 16:52 |  #2

huachuca mountains, characowa(sp?) mountains! great places to go. Lots of good reptiles there, mountain kings, rock rattlers, along with all sorts of good birds. check em out.




  
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Mar 28, 2008 17:24 as a reply to  @ ogre1231's post |  #3

Thanks orge I will.

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Mar 30, 2008 13:46 |  #4

Go on up to Mt Lemmon. Or visit the Tanque Verde Park.


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Mar 30, 2008 15:13 |  #5

Thanks for the info
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Mar 30, 2008 16:53 |  #6

When are you headed over here? Too bad you weren't here a couple weeks ago. The wild-flowers were amazing! There are still some, but they are farther north now.

I don't know the south section that well for photographing. But the north/central part, freaken amazing! ;)


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Mar 30, 2008 17:04 as a reply to  @ jbdavies's post |  #7

April 11-20
Usually by the time I get there the birds are gone, the wild flowers gone and maybe even a forest fire or two has started.
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Mar 30, 2008 18:10 |  #8

Off the beaten track? Pipe Organ Cactus NM.


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Mar 30, 2008 18:16 |  #9

kdvincent wrote in post #5225541 (external link)
April 11-20
Usually by the time I get there the birds are gone, the wild flowers gone and maybe even a forest fire or two has started.
Hmm?

Haha! Well luckly I don't think we'll have any fires yet.... yet. :p

Well, if I remember correctly Superstition Mountain has a very nice hike, Reevus (Reves?) Ranch. It's a pretty long hike, but the scenery was great. And pretty much, if you see an area you'd like to photograph, go there. There are TONS of off-road trails all over Arizona. Just make sure to drive on the trails, huge fines if you don't.;)


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Apr 02, 2008 13:32 as a reply to  @ jbdavies's post |  #10

I just got back from the Scottsdale area and the flower bloom is in full force. They say it's the best in the last eight years due to decent winter rains.

Lots of new birds for me, as well as plenty of snakes and hares.

I posted some landscape shots on POTN here, and the full gallery can be found here (external link).

Have fun.

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Apr 02, 2008 14:32 as a reply to  @ pmk's post |  #11

I like your gallery. Looks like it wasn't too warm as of yet. So how far were you from the snake? My wife will be back in the car if she sees one ( and half way back to Tacoma, as well)
We aren't going to be in the Phoenix area but south in Tucson and east to the NM border.

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Apr 02, 2008 14:35 |  #12

Some good pre-trip reading here:

http://www.arizonahigh​ways.com …action=group&co​ntentID=34 (external link)

Enjoy your visit!!!


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Apr 02, 2008 14:55 |  #13

kdvincent wrote in post #5246254 (external link)
I like your gallery. Looks like it wasn't too warm as of yet. So how far were you from the snake? My wife will be back in the car if she sees one ( and half way back to Tacoma, as well)
We aren't going to be in the Phoenix area but south in Tucson and east to the NM border.

Keith

I came across three snakes. The huge Western Rattlesnake was on a back road and I nearly ran over it cruising down a hill on a road bike. Just missed it. So I turned back and took a shot from about 5 feet (yes, I'm a whimp).

Same thing with the Glossy Snake.

We nearly stepped on a third snake, a small rattler at McDowell while hiking. It was eating a lizard on the trail and wasn't to happy to be startled by us. It definitely wanted the lizard back. Hmmmm, lizards are good eating!

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Apr 02, 2008 15:16 |  #14

If my wife gets startled by a snake, she's going to beat the crap out of me for taking her there.
I'm more afraid of her than I am the snake,
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