Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Organ Pipe Cactus Adventure

In April of 1937 President Roosevelt,  Organ Pipe Cactus was created as a National Monument in  the Sonoran Desert.  it was a new way to  protect the scenic and ecological wonders  of our country.
There are 2 scenic drives.  One is paved & the other one is a dirt road. Ajo Mt. Drive is about 21 miles long.   The other is N. Puerto Blanco Dr. about 30 miles. There are sites for picnicking .
Quitobaquito  Springs hike is a very short walk from parking area,  is only about 100 yards or so. 
Beginning in the 1890s, the Victoria Mine was the center of this sporadic mining of gold and silver in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument region. While the most extensive efforts occurred between the 1890s and the 1910s, periodic mining efforts took place through 1976, operating under a special use permit from the National Park Service.   Photo and info from Goggle.
The Organ Pipe Cactus is found mostly in Mexico, Sonora and Baja California. They are found on rocky hilllsides up to 3000 feet.
  Back at our camp site in Ajo, Rodeo Grounds is DesertDale and CB enjoying "Happy Hour." 
You pay $25.00 a month with water and sewer .
Enjoy.  Kitfoxgal

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