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Pete's Blog: Day Twelve: Bisbee, AZ to Ajo, AZ (250 miles). Leaving the old world town of
Bisbee we followed the 80 north to the famous western town of Tombstone. The place is a bit Disney with staged gunfights etc., but all in all it gives you an insight into how life was …
... out of Gila Bend which is really not a place anyone actually chooses to go to. Hardly anybody wakes up in the morning and says, wow, I can't wait to spend the day in Gila Bend. It's a watering hole in the vast open desert between Casa Grande and Yuma. But from here you can go to the painted rocks or to the organ pipe cacti. We're doing both. But to the rocks!! From before the time of Christ native indigenous ...
Feb 13 – Feb 16
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Our drive today brought us not only for 3 hours through Indian Reserve, but also twice by the guys from the US Border Control… once outside of Tucson and once before we entered the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. On the way to the Visitor Info we saw a Mexican who wanted to hitchhike or whatever… so as good citizens we ...
It's us again. I am trying to get caught up with our blogging while we have free WIFI. We are moving on to Benson AZ in the morning where we will be there for 7 days.
While in Ajo (AH-hoe) we visited Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Fri and Sat (34 miles south of Ajo) which is in the southern part of the Sonoran Desert National Park. It really is a beautiful place. We got to take a couple of hikes to mountain tops where we could see as far north as ...
Spent the night at Ajo, still on our way to Tucson.
There used to be a lot of copper mining around Ajo. You can still go see one of the mines but the visitor center was closed when we were there. Through the fence though we could still see a huge, huge hole in the ground.
Also drove down to see Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
We also began to go through border patrol checkpoints on this leg of the ...