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Re: What sucks about AZ

Postby MoapaPk » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:10 am

Hu-bris or No-bris?
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Re: What sucks about AZ

Postby Andinistaloco » Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:09 am

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Andinistaloco wrote:What on earth were you doing in Ajo? As far as I know it's not on the way to anywhere, except maybe Puerto Penasco.

It's on the road into Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, but I suspect you already know that if you know about Puerto Penasco. There is decent scenery and some peaks and good hiking in Organ Pipe.

I have even been there in the summer 3 or 4 times. They have some excellent monsoon storms in late summer, which is part of what allows all those cactus species to grow. But now that I have lived in a hot place for 10 years, I save any Organ Pipe trips for non-summer months.

I saw my one-and-only in-the-wild gila monster in Organ Pipe, in May 2001 I think.

Yeah, that's a pretty great place. Haven't done much climbing there, though I did get up Montezuma's Head, a nasty 5.7ish loose pile of crap just north of the park. Cool you got to see a Gila Monster. All these years in AZ and I've only seen one in the wild myself.
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