Mark L. Johnson
Strength In Numbers
How many arms does Strong-arm have?
Tortolita Preserve (TP) hikers and bikers always make a stop at the famous Strong-arm Saguaro on the north side of the trail. I live nearby and I am always quizzed as to how many arms Strong-arm supports.
I finally did a semi-scientific study using photographs from all four sides looking west, north, east and south. It is my professional opinion that Strong-arm has 34 arms. See collage of photos with the arm count below.
Here are some other stats for Strong-arm:
Height To Top Of Highest Arm-40.5 feet
Age-160 (Based on average age of 40 feet saguaros in Saguaro National Park)
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