Saguaro NP Sightseeing & Sacaton Late-night Lightning (Day 8) (18 July 2013)
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Date: 18 July 2013
Location: Tucson, AZ area afternoon. Sacaton, AZ area late-night
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18 July 2013

Saguaro NP Sightseeing & Sacaton Late-night Lightning (Day 8)


Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:24:28 -0700
Day 8, July 18. Catalina Mts/Summerhaven, Saguaro NP, Late night lightning over Santan Mts
July 18th was slated as a down day as we decided to venture up toward
Summerhaven and enjoy the mountain drive up the Catalina Highway. After a
lunch at the Sawmill Run restaurant, we drove back down into Tucson and
decided to photograph in the Saguaro National Park (The Rincon/east Unit).
We did have some interesting clouds to incorporate into some shots, but the
sun only made sporadic appearances with good light. Later that night we
noticed storms moving southwest out of the Globe area moving toward the
southeast Phoenix metro with tons of lightning. We decided to make a run
at this despite being so late after 11pm. We intercepted what was left of
the storms near Sacaton hoping for lightning with the Santan Mountains in
the background. The lightning activity was very low, but I did manage to
get one decent frame of some non-cloud to ground lightning over the
mountains.
  
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