The Fire Barrels are blooming, the Saguaro Flowers are fading and the Ironwoods have seed pods - the season is spiraling into a blinding heat - near noon in the Waterman Mountains the heat is breathtaking.
There is no end to the strangeness in the desert - off Johnston Mine Road an interpretive site now covers Titan Missile Site 570-3. There were 18 of these sites in Arizona that were manned 24/7 from 1963 to 1987. In 2016 the BLM and the US Air Force dedicated this interpretive site in Ironwood Forest National Monument. Titan II Missile Interpretive Site - Friends of Ironwood Forest.