Saguaros in and around the Wild Burro Trail System
The information that follows
currently identifies 43 Crested
Saguaros in and around the Wild Burro Trail System.
The record cold
freeze in February 2011 resulted in some severe damage to
Saguaro’s located at the higher elevations and to Crested
Saguaro’s in general. As
a result 12 of these Crested
Saguaros(27%) have either died or have significant damage as a
result of the hard freeze.
three tools will help you locate Crested Saguaros in and around
our Trail System.
Burro Canyon Crested Saguaros Trail Map
TOPO Map is similar to other Wild Burro Trail Maps on the DM
Hiker Web Site, except information not directly related to the
Trails and Crested Saguaros has been removed.
In addition, the Maps area has been expanded to include
Crested Saguaros not directly in
The Crested Saguaros that appear in red,
identifies the specific Crested Saguaro.
The Crested Saguaros that appear in purple,
as “Cxx” where “xx” identifies the specific
Crested Saguaro, that are either dead or dying.
There may be some remains of the Crested Saguaro skeleton
still standing or laying on the ground.
If a DM Hiker pointed a new Crested Saguaro out to me, I
named the Crested Saguaro after that person such as C06 Tom, C10
Dan, C24 Barb, C30 Paul, C31 Jen, C36 Steve and C41 Joe’s
If a Crested Saguaro is significantly off the trail, but
can be seen from the trail, occasionally view points appear on
the Map (example, View C29).
Hikes in and around the Wild Burro Trail System
this document contains sixteen
hikes on Wild Burro Canyon Trails, four
Bushwhack Hikes and a hike in the Tortolita Preserve. The
Bushwhack Hikes where specifically added to the list of
“Suggested Hikes” because they took us to areas where
Crested Saguaros could only be seen if you were hiking off
“Suggested Hikes” document also appears on the main DM Hiker
every hike in
requires you to hike multiple trails.
This document combines multiple trails into one hike and
lists the total, mileage and elevation gained on the hike along
with miles and elevation per trail segment.
It also lists all the Crested Saguaros that, if you are
observant, you will see on the hike.
It identifies the specific Crested Saguaro (C09)
and what trail it is located off of (Wild
document has been available on the DM Hiker Web Site for a few
years. As of March
2011, “Suggested Hikes in and around the Wild Burro Trail
System” is being enhanced to include a link
for each Hike to a Picasa Picture Slide Show. One
or more picture(s) of each Crested Saguaro will be displayed.
Click on the link and a Crested Saguaro slide show will
be presented. The
Crested Saguaro ID will be on the picture, along with a comment
to help you locate it (C22 Goat Coral
Trail - .1 miles up slope north of Trail).
of Crested Saguaros in and around the Wild Burro
document has also been available on the DM Hiker Web Site for a
few years. As of
March 2012, it was update to include pictures of 43 Crested
Saguaros in and around the Wild Burro trail System and 3 in
surrounding neighborhoods. They
are presented in the following two sequences.
Crested Saguaro Identification number (C22)
Trail Name (Goat Corral Trail)
Click on the Crested Saguaro ID# and a picture of the
Crested will be displayed.
I will not give out GPS Way Points for
Crested Saguaros that can be seen along Hiking Trails.
If a hiker uses the Wild Burro Crested Saguaro Trail Map
and the descriptions below the pictures on the DMHikers Picasa
Site, a hiker should be able to locate the Crested Saguaro.
I will not give out GPS Wapoints for Crested Saguaros
that are on private land.
will give out GPS waypoints for Crested Saguaros that are not
located adjacent to formal hiking trails. These
are Crested Saguaro’s, that cannot be seen from a hiking trail
and will require bushwhacking
additional information regarding Crested Saguaros in the Wild
Burro Trail System, contact Gary Borax (firstname.lastname@example.org).