The "A" Loop & Darby Wells

Sunday, February 10, 2008

I forgot to mention in that while at the boondocking site outside Ajo, we often watched the antics (okay, training maneuvers) of the jets from the local Barry Goldwater bombing range. During the day we could often see the jets - sometimes hight in the sky, sometimes low enough to disrupt any conversations we might be having. At night we watched the various flares fired off but rarely heard or saw the jets. I don't know about anyone else, but our military aircraft always gives me a warm feeling. I honor those who serve now or in the past. I thank them for my freedom. (For a little more background here is a great blog entry.)

I'm almost ready to head to my next destination, the Gypsy Journal Rally in Casa Grande AZ but wanted to post some of the photos I took while taking the scenic trip around "A" mountain and especially in the Darby Wells area. I love the vegetation amazes me how beautiful such a stark landscape can actually be...but we also found some very green areas where you could see how a little rain goes a long way. We saw spots where I could very easily boondock for weeks on end with ever changing views in all directions.

Sorry there are so many, I actually took over 150 and cut it down to these. next blog will be in a couple of days after I get settled at the rally.RV NOW: RVers are at Home on the Range and so is the A-10 Thunderbolt

Till next time - keep on rollin',


  1. In 2004 there were 2 geocaches on A mountain, one near the very top. Of course we didn't search for them when we first arrived in the area and temps were, we waited until it was in the upper 80's! But we did find them. As i said before, we love that area.

  2. It looks like the desert got enough rainfall this winter to go pretty green. I remember how beautiful it was in 2004 after a fairly wet winter. There are few things as beautiful as many of the cactus flowers when they bloom.

    Have fun at the rally.

  3. Watch out for those cholla. Actually, everything in the desert has spines. I remember backing into one several years ago. Good thing no one was there to record the removal of those spines. Ouch!

    It is beautiful country. It may have been then spring of 2005 when the desert was alive with flowers and green. Hoping for something this year considering the rain that AZ has had.



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