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Nov 26, 2014 - The other side of Tucson

The day before Thanksgiving we left Catalina State Park on the northeast side of Tucson, for Justin's Diamond J RV Park on the southwest side. Mountains in southern Arizona are called "sky islands" because they are complete mountain ranges which are small enough to be encircled by desert scrub and grasslands. From the air, they look like islands in a sea. Catalina State Park is in the Catalina Mountains. Justin's Diamond J is on the west side of the Tucson Mountains. We have learned that most of these "sky island" mountains were formed, not...

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