Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Sabino Canyon - Tree Wrap
When it rains in the Catalina mountains the majority of the water on the south side runs off into these canyons- and with the water comes all the debris that it picks up on the higher land.
A few years ago ('06)Sabino Canyon was bettered by a serious flood- it took more than 2 years to restore the trails and bridges- believe it or not, one of the leading causes of death in the desert during monsoon season (summer) is by drowning- the water whips down the low lying washes like a wall of water- similar to a tidal wave, and potentially just as deadly.
Every year someone gets caught by surprise- and more often than not they don't survive to tell the tale- Tucson even has a "stupid moterist law" that states that anyone who drives around a barricade and gets caught in high water is obligated to pay for their rescue.
That's another installment of Life in the desert!