Eagle Cap Wilderness | ©Kevin Wells  (Wallowa, Oregon, US) 

Photographer’s comments:

"Looking out from inside a snow cave, in the direction of the Matterhorn (in Oregon, not Europe). We climbed up a stream bed for a few hours, and gained about 2000 feet before we hit a huge cliff and waterfall. There was a big snow bank under the waterfall and the stream had carved a big tunnel through it, pretty sweet."

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BLM Winter Bucket List #27: Sonoran Desert National Monument, Arizona, for Day Hikes Among the Saguaro 

The Sonoran Desert National Monument, a part of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands, contains more than 487,000 acres of Sonoran Desert landscape. In the most biologically diverse of the North American deserts, the Sonoran Desert National Monument includes an extensive saguaro cactus forest and three distinct mountain ranges - the Maricopa, Sand Tank, and Table Top Mountains. The monument is also home to three congressionally-designated wilderness areas, many significant archaeological and historic sites, and remnants of several important historic trails. 

CLICK HERE to plan your visit, a great day trip from Phoenix and Superbowl 49 Central. #tacklethewild #SeeBLM

Photos by BLMer Bob Wick