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Saguaro cactus are native specifically to the Sonoran desert. This photo outlines where the Sonoran desert is located. According to this TripAdvisor thread, you will not see them 20 minutes north of Phoenix. They seem to stop growing above 3,000 feet above sea level. You should be able to see them south of Sedona, along I-17 interstate highway.


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No. There is no transverse (east/west) road across the Southern Sierra Nevada between CA120 and Sherman Pass Road. There is a lot of space there, but it's very rugged. Roads run up into the mountains from the west and from the east, but they're not big, many are unpaved, and they all end well short of the other side of the range. In addition, most of the ...


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You can find Saguaro in South Mountain Park on the south side of Phoenix. Here's a screenshot from Google Street View showing a couple:


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Yes, in general you can use your Mexican license as long as you do not become a resident of California: If you are a visitor in California over 18 and have a valid driver license (DL) from your home state or country, you may drive in this state without getting a California DL as long as your home state DL remains valid. If you become a California ...


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In these circumstances the driver does not have to wait for a green signal. That the signal may be adjacent to the driver, or across the intersection, is irrelevant: if the signal faces the driver the signal applies to the driver's actions. A right turn is permitted in this situation, provided the driver comes to a full stop before proceeding, there are no ...


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Generally, in the US, it is your duty to inform the DMV of the sale, together with the buyer's name and address. This is not well known, and often ignored, and with nice buyers it doesn't matter, as they will register the car, and thereby automatically remove it from the seller's record. However, if they don't, it is the seller's problem - he is responsible ...


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Your segment from Palm Springs to Phoenix will probably be along I-10, which passes through Blythe at the Colorado River between Yuma and Lake Havasu City. There will be scattered saguaro all along that stretch of road and more densely populated patches just off the highway, especially to the south-east of Blythe in southern Arizona. When I lived in ...


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Leaving the Phoenix area to the east along Highway 60, there are many many Saguaro between Apache Junction and Superior. Leaving the Phoenix area to the south along the I-10, once you leave the developed area (not too far south of Chandler), you again can see many of them, and can continue to see many of them all the way until you hit the border of New ...


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Disneyland Resort in Anaheim contains two theme parks (they're located next to each other on the same property): Disneyland Park and California Adventure, plus a couple of hotels and an unticketed shopping area called Downtown Disney. Disneyland Park is the classic, iconic Disneyland, while California Adventure is a newer California-themed area. When you ...


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California does not recognize IDPs. This Calif DMV page says: The State of California does not recognize an International Driving Permit (IDP) as a valid driver license (DL). California does recognize a valid driver license that is issued by a foreign jurisdiction (country, state, territory) of which the license holder is a resident. The IDP is only ...


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I would recommend obtaining a long term parking permit at one of the various BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Stations in the San Francisco Bay Area. As of August 2019 the daily rate is $7 for all stations where parking is available, which is far lower than any garage parking spaces you will find in metro San Francisco. It should be noted that none of the ...


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There is also Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden 10 miles away from downtown Las Vegas. According to the pictures from Google Maps, there are some big cacti there (I don't know whether they are Saguaro or not). Those cacti are not quite "in the wild", but the question as I stated it does not specify whether I'm looking specifically for cacti in the wild. (In ...


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According to https://www.nps.gov/seki/learn/nature/sherman.htm, there is a "Main Trail" and an "Accessible Trail". The Main Trail is 1/2 mile long. An adult walking briskly could probably do it in 10 minutes but I don't know how fast your niece walks. The Accessible Trail is only described as "short". Based on the Google Map it appears to be about 1000 ...


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On this page it explains that some services require a "Premium Pass" Trips that include the COASTER or Rapid Express require a Premium Regional Day Pass I'm picking that the standard Regional Pass does not include the COASTER or Rapid Express. Additionally, from this page What is the difference between the Regional and Premium Regional passes? ...


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This isn't answering exactly what you asked, but if you are travelling through Palm Springs, and interested in the unique flora of the American southwest, you should make a side trip to Joshua Tree National Park, home to the a desert plant just as iconic and even more restricted in range than the saguaro. (image source)


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The drive on I-17 between Sedona and Phoenix has wonderful views of saguaros from a car, but not places to hike among them. You should definitely stop at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix; they have great specimens and information. The South Mountain Park and Preserve in SW Phoenix has some great hikes with plenty of saguaros. You can't go to Phoenix ...


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If you head south you will be able to exit at Torrey Pines City Beach, a path leads up to a suburb from which you can easily exit on to N Torrey Pines Road. Further along south you can walk all the way to La Jolla Shores, a public beach with street access. If you head north you will run into Torrey Pines State Reserve, from which there is a trail that will ...


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Yes, you can buy the pass there, but only until 4:20 pm each day. Perhaps 50 feet ahead of the entrance station is a sign showing all of the available fees and passes. The Interagency Annual Pass (the official name for this pass) is listed, along with the other variants (senior, military, access pass, etc).


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This isn't just a matter of the shipping companies being difficult. Each state has its own regulations about what plants can be brought into their jusridiction, and what inspections are required. It is, for example, forbidden to take citrus trees into Californa without having them inspected, These regulations exist to protect the local industries from the ...


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Unfortunately, as you've noticed by now, the Bay Area is a mess of different transit agencies that don't really care for each other and don't have a whole lot of regard for the practicality of the rider experience. While there are efforts to improve that situation, it presents some problems for your trip. The good news is that the BART station at SFO now ...


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J-1 is an exchange visitor category. By definition, you are a visitor to the United States and a nonresident of the United States. Therefore, you may drive with a valid, unexpired license from your home country for the duration of your J-1 program. If your license does not contain your biographic information in English (so a U.S. law enforcement officer ...


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The BLM hasn't run Zzyzx since 1994. It's now within the National Park system. No camping is permitted along the road or in any parking lot, and rangers frequently issue tickets. Everything around Zzyzx Road is considered National Park Wilderness.


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Caltrain is terribly slow, so it will take you an hour to ride from Sunnyvale to San Francisco. Evening service is quite limited, and takes even longer (1h20). Be sure to check the schedules before you leave, and plan your day. If you can't get a Clipper Card beforehand, it'll cost you $16.50 for the return trip between Sunnyvale and San Francisco. In San ...


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Having a Clipper card would be convenient, as it can be used on BART, CalTrain, and MUNI. In your sort-duration trip, however, obtaining a Clipper card may be more trouble than it’s worth. The challenge is that while value can be easily added to a Clipper card in many locations, the card itself is harder to obtain. Some BART stations have humans in a ticket ...


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This is unanswerable without knowing how much you'll use each mode of transport, and how far you'll go each time. Clipper is usable on BART, MUNI, and Caltrain. That sounds pretty convenient.


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This California DMV page says: Adults Visiting California Visitors over 18 years old with a valid DL from their home state or country may drive in California without getting a California DL as long as their home state or country DL is valid.


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For RV overnight parking in Mountain View, you could try the Walmart at 600 Showers Dr, Mountain View, CA 94040. I see RVs parked there every time I visit, and apparently Walmart is OK with this: According to the Walmart website: While we do not offer electrical service or accommodations typically necessary for RV customers, Walmart values RV travelers ...


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This California government page discusses border inspections. The page says: WHAT ARE YOUR INSPECTORS LOOKING FOR? Our inspectors check vehicles and commodities for compliance with California and federal plant quarantine regulations. They also check commodities to make sure they are free from exotic invasive species that may be hitchhiking with them. ...


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After some research, there are no rental companies that do this. You would be better off buying/shipping a bike or renting a car. Alternatively, as mentioned in the comments you can ship it back to the rental company but hiring a car would be easier and cheaper.


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