Saying Goodbye to Ajo, Arizona

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Today, I took one last hike toward a rock formation due south of our motorhome.  I am guessing it is about a mile and a half away, going up and down through hills and washes.Rock formation Didn’t think I would go all the way there, so I didn’t bother to take my long lens, water or walking stick.  I would regret no water before I made my return, but all turned out well.

As I walked toward the rock formation, it looked close, but there always seemed to be one more wash I had to walk down to and then back up the other side.1-DSC04995

Need to watch for this guy and all the little ones too.  They have sharp barbs and they are a devil to pull out.Teddy Bear Cholla

Finally, it is getting within range.  Didn’t plan to walk the whole way, but just couldn’t stop.

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Since I am here I will take one last look at the scenery around me.

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Made it back to the motorhome by 2:30 to watch the end of the Daytona 500 with Dolly and Fergie, only to find out that it was delayed shortly after I left.  Didn’t miss anything.1-DSC05012

Here are a few photographs looking to the north of our site toward Ajo on the other side of copper mine wall.
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One last photograph of Black Mountain as seen from out site as the day is waning.  Will miss this place.

Black Mountain

3 comments:

  1. Great photos! Wonderful memories that give you a reason to return.

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  2. Hiking is like that--sometimes it seems as if the top of the trail just doesn't exist. Gorgeous landscapes--what a beautiful place! Happy trails!

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  3. That rock formation has a name & it has something to do with a train. Locomotive Rock or something. We did drive up fairly close to it & hiked up the base a bit. Darby Well is a special place & if you return to the South-West again it will no doubt draw you back.

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