While driving to Pinnacle Peak for some hiking during the kids’ spring break last week, I started following a truck carrying a suspicious-looking saguaro. I tried, but couldn’t get a good picture – while driving – using my new Blackberry Tour camera (see crappy image after jump.)
Unfortunately, the truck went the opposite direction, so I figured I wasn’t going to get a good shot. Fortunately, I found another crew installing what I’m now calling cellguaro: a microwave cell phone tower disguised as a saguaro.
When I lived in California, I noticed many a fake palm tree, which clearly hid cell phone towers, but a fake saguaro is truly an odd site (though way better than ugly metal towers.) The crew asked me to spread the word so that more would be installed around town.
As you can see by my last picture, cellguaros may last longer than the real thing. (Recent rains caused many saguaros around Scottsdale to topple over.) By the way, we had a fun time on the hike.