Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – Location: Las Cienegas NCA near Sonoita, Arizona
Nice and warm with plenty of sun to start my day. 75 for a high today. Just perfect.
Spent a large part of my day just lounging around. Didn’t fix my breakfast till noon. The nice breeze and the warm sun just made me lazy.
While sitting in my lounger, this cowboy sauntered by on his horse. He was taking the other horse to a friend’s place so they both could ride. He stopped and we talked. He asked where I was from and I told him Illinois. He said that he lives here now, but lived five years in Evansville, Illinois. In fact he was heading back there in May for his son’s wedding.
Later in the afternoon, Yuma and I hopped in the Jeep for a ride. I was curious as to where Oak Tree Canyon road went. As we traveled along I ran into a few more riders.
Stopped at an old well. Not sure if it is used anymore. No water in any of the tanks, but there is electricity coming to the site.
About three miles down the road I came to this sign and a round-a-bout to turn around. End of the line for vehicles.
There was however, a gate for horse riders to use.
Returning home with the Whetstones dead ahead.
Last year as I came into this area just before I crossed the creek coming into Oak Tree Canyon, there was a group of large very old Cottonwood trees. This year all that is left are the stumps. They may have been Oak trees. Sad, but they are now gone. I assume they were getting too fragile and could fall on someone.
See you later.