Wednesday, February 3, 2010

More Organ Pipe Cactus

We are really enjoying it here, especially since the weather has been great for dry camping for a change. Today was our first day of clouds and a bit of rain early this morning, but it has cleared up nicely and the sun is shining again.

We have spent our time hiking many of the trails, most of which start at the campground. We hiked to to the remains of Victoria Mine, an former gold, silver, copper and lead mine. Even came across an old miner there. (Or maybe that was Jim.)

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And did the Desert View Loop, which of course had good views of the park and campground.

P1310030  We also drove the Ajo Mountain Drive, a 21 mile dirt road that winds through the foothills of the Ajo Mountain Range. It was a very scenic but slow drive, and we stopped along the way and  hiked the 4 mile Estes Canyon/Bull Pasture Trails, which climbed to a high plateau where ranchers supposedly used to winter their cattle. It was really pretty along the whole trail.

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Yesterday we drove into Mexico, but I will save that experience for another post. I would have Jim write about it but I’m afraid of what he might say.

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