Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – Location: Ajo, Arizona
Yesterday afternoon, the winds picked up with gusts over 20 mph. Around 9 P.M. the rains came down for a solid hour blown by the winds. I think I got a pretty good cleaning of both the Jeep and the RV or at least the dust is gone for now.
This morning we had no wind and clear blue skies with the sun coming up over Black Mountain. Going to be a beautiful day.
As the morning progressed, it warmed up nicely and the sky was full of puffy white cumulus clouds. Looks to be a day of taking landscape pictures, and that’s what we did.
Around 10 A.M., Yuma and I hopped in the Jeep heading south on 85. Almost to the Mexican border. We are headed for Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument!
When we got back, we continued down to the headquarters and picked up a few brochures and then went across 85 to take the Ajo Mountain Drive. It’s a 21 mile circle through the Ajo Mountains. I must say the clouds and sun didn’t disappoint. Just beautiful scenery everywhere I looked.
Then we stopped at Arch Canyon. It is at the eleven mile marker the half way point in our scenic drive.
This must be at the exact altitude Saguaros love. There are thousands of them between me and the mountains.
On the way home from a long day, I stopped along hwy 85 to get a photo looking to the west at Ajo Peak, North Ajo Peak and Black Mountain. That’s where we’re headed. It’s been six hours and we’re both hungry and tired.
We even had a beautiful sunset tonight.
See you later.