Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sunrise
                                                                       Sunrise

This morning, we decided to drive the 40 miles south on hwy 85 through the small town of Why to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. 

We were a little slow getting started and didn’t get on the road till 12:30.  This retirement is killing our mornings.  The road south is straight as an arrow about 8 miles to the town of Why.  Heading toward Why Couldn’t really find a town,but there were two gas stations at the hwy 86 junction and a fire station.Why Fire Dept.

Just outside Why we saw the Entry sign to the monument.1-DSC04713

About 16 miles further south and about 6 miles from Mexico, we stopped at the Welcome Center to sign in.  From there we took a 21 mile loop road through the Ajo Mountains.  Here some some pictures of the beautiful scenery:

Ajo Mountains Ajo Mountains
Ajo Mountains Ajo Mountains
Diablo Mountains
Diablo Mountains
Estes Valley
Estes Valley. Those mountains are in Mexico. 
Ajo Mountains Ajo Mountains
Ajo Mountains Organ Pipe Cactus
Signature Cactus
Arch
Arches
Arches
Arches with zoom.

Arches 
Arches
 Diaz Peak
Diaz Peak
Diaz Spire on right
Diaz Spire on far right.
Diaz Spire on right
Diaz Spire on right.

Crow
Crow says we’re coming home late.

See you later.

2 comments:

  1. AHhhhh great shots in the desert! We never made it to Organ Pipe and went north instead from there. Sometime when we get back that way, we will get down there too. Thanks for the pics!


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  2. You're welcome. We picked the cloudiest day we have had to go, but it was still beautiful. The 21 mile drive was a little too much on that road. Wore us out.

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