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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Arriving Las Cienegas NCA


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!


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


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


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.


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




Yeah, we picked a good spot.

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