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Carr Canyon – 365 – 094

This week’s Monday Morning Walk might be held later in the week or might even not be done at all! Sorry, but I need to get taxes done today and so I am going to post some pictures I took yesterday on a Sunday Drive.

Carr Canyon is just a few miles south of us and we’ve talked of driving up it many times; Sunday we finally attempted it. I say attempted because we thought it was a paved road, but it wasn’t and our car really isn’t suited to rough dirt climbs up a mountain. We made it about two-thirds the way up and then Bill found a place to turn around and we came back down. I would love to go all the way to the top (there are campgrounds and hiking trails at the top!), but we’ll have to have an all-terrain vehicle of some sort to do so, not our little Neon!

I did snap some pictures on the way up into the canyon and then on the way back down the dirt road that climbed the side of the Huachuca mountains.

Huachuca Mountains

Driving into Carr Canyon, you can see the sheer cliffs of the Huachuca Mountains.

San Pedro Valley

Looking east down over the town of Sierra Vista and the San Pedro Valley.

San Pedro valley

Looking south over the San Pedro Valley and towards Mexico. The mountain in the background is in Mexico.

Sierra Vista and the San Pedro Valley

Looking northeast over the town of Sierra Vista and the San Pedro Valley.

view from Carr Canyon

Looking north you can see the Mustangs and the Whetstone Range in the distance. In the center you can see the Border Patrol blimp that normally flies high over the area, monitoring the U.S. Mexico border. Yesterday was a very windy day, so the blimp was grounded until better weather.

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