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The cacti of Arizona's Sonoran Desert stand like a vast, silent army

West of Tuscon, Arizona's Sonoran Desert is a zone of wide open spaces, towering saguaro, organ pipe cacti, soaring temperatures and sometimes desperate migrants crossing the nearby Mexican border. This video explores Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, along with nearby Ajo and Why. Writer Edward Abbey is buried at an undisclosed location in Cabeza Prieta.

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