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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Arriving Las Cienegas NCA

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Las Cienegas National Conservation Area is located just northeast of Sonoita AZ. It is essentially a scaled down version of the huge Empire Ranch. The ranch began as a 160 acre homestead before 1876. Remembering your history, this land was a part of Mexico until the Gadsden Purchase in 1853. Through the years, more land was acquired until the ranch extended 60 miles north-south and 30 miles east-west!  Now, it belongs to YOU! Please read the Empire Ranch link, its history is fascinating!

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Boondocking is allowed in previously camped in areas. Here is our spot.

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As you can see, the terrain is rolling grassland with invading mesquite trees.

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Sun setting to the west. We are at a turn around before a gate. You can go through the gate, but this spot looked good.

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As the sun set in the west, crepuscular rays blasted the distant mountains with light.

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Yeah, we picked a good spot.

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