A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Thursday, October 10, 2019


Vulture Mine Rd.
Wickenburg, Arizona

That's the name I know these by.  This is a large cement catchment for rain water.

 It funnels down to the corner and into an underground basin away from the hot desert sun.

Desert animals can access the water by climbing down the ramp.

This one was fenced off to keep roaming range cattle from fouling up the system.
I wondered how the deer can get to the water.


  1. If they're anything like the deer here they'll hop over any fence that's less than about eight feet high!

  2. That is such a good idea, John is right deer seem to jump most things

  3. We have a few guzzlers in remote areas of Joshua Tree National Park. Rain is so infrequent I wonder how much good they do.


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