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Old 01-07-2020, 06:17 PM
Location: Traveling
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This looks delightful. I'm going to have to check it out.
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Old 01-08-2020, 09:14 PM
Location: Seattle
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Originally Posted by berkshiregrl View Post
we go every winter when we're out there and the last couple times my husband & I were amazed at the sheer number of border patrol vehicles. That whole area southwest of Green Valley down to the border is very scenic and quiet. We especially like to take Ruby Rd from Rio Rico out to Pena Blanca Lake and the various hiking trails like Sycamore Canyon. Although very near the border we've never seen anyone but border patrol although we have seen water jugs a few times. It's not a highly publicized area and I only really learned about it from Forest Service resources. I always try to find forest service roads wherever we go as they often provide good access to more remote places.

This is a forest service map of the area


and a link to the forest service site

I think people who never visit southern AZ are the most concerned about the danger from illegal immigrants. We've hiked for years all around the border areas on our numerous visits and have never seen one. Not saying there aren't any, more that they don't seem interested in making themselves known. I'm a female who often hikes alone and I've never been uncomfortable. And, yes, the trails at Buenos Aires are very nice. Last time we were there last Feb the only other person around was the visitor center worker.
The road gets very rough and narrow after the lake. A buddy and I rode from Arivaca to Rio Rico on Harleys that were never intended for that route. I'd only recommend doing it in a Jeep Wrangler or similar. The only traffic seen were 4 Border Patrol vehicles and one of them would have wiped us out if we met him on one of the many curves.

It was beautiful though.
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Old 01-08-2020, 10:06 PM
Location: Cape Cod/Green Valley AZ
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Originally Posted by xz2y View Post
Really nice photos! What was the temp? I see people in parkas! I'm in Michigan (heatwave at the moment, 40 degrees), but wondering about wearing parkas in southern AZ. Looks like a really nice day and lots of sun!

BTW, how did you load your photos to C-D? Can they reside on your computer?
Hi. Weather was very pleasant (70 degrees or so, from memory).

I load photos using Imgur. Look at the options at the top of the "Reply" box and you'll see a little image of a photo (from the right; Show/Hide, a little blurb box, then the little yellow square I'm speaking of).

You insert the url (?) into the spot shown when you click on the image box.

Kind of hard to explain via this posting.

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Old 01-10-2020, 12:37 AM
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This is a very patriotic small town. One of their youngsters was killed in Afghanistan 2 years ago and the whole town came to his funeral.
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