Sunday, March 14, 2021
We are presently parked in the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area and this is a first for us. We have driven through here more than once and visited with friends who were parked here. Plus, we have taken the self-guided walking tour of the Empire Ranch Headquarters but this is the first time we have brought the Stinger "B" in with us. Doug met us out on the road and guided us in to this spot and we are now parked next to him. The "plan" was to be here Friday afternoon but looking at the weather ahead we decided to error on the side of caution. Saturday brought snow to this area but today we arrived to blue skies and just a few clouds. We missed the horses which would have been fun to see but driving the roads out here in bad weather is not a good idea. The ride over here from Why on AZ-86 was filled with beautiful scenery and Majestic Saguaros which I will share in another catch up blog.
(Catch up post from when we were parked out on Darby Well Road near Ajo, Arizona)
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
There is a scenic loop road that includes driving through Ajo, along Highway 85, continues on Darby Well Road, and then the Scenic Loop Road. You can actually pick up a brochure at the visitor center and it gives you mile by mile details of what you are looking at. We have driven this road several times when we have visited this area just because of all the beautiful cacti and views along the way. Next time we will use the brochure for more information. On Wednesday, under lovely blue skies we started at our site on Darby Well Road. Then on Thursday under cloudy sometimes rainy skies we drove the opposite direction starting in Ajo. Below are pictures from both those rides that were mostly taken on the section called Scenic Loop Road.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Our day started out under blue skies and we took advantage of the sunshine and sat out enjoying the morning and the views around us.