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South of Tucson Nov. 22 & 23 - 1 or both days

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Join us Nov. 22 & 23 for a weekend exploring areas South of Tucson. On Saturday we’ll cover trails around the old West town of Arivaca.

Originally settled by Pima and Tohono O'odham Indians, the town received it's name from a Spanish ranch called La Aribac, which was abandoned in 1751. Ghost Towns like Oro Blanco, Las Guijas and Cerro Colorado where the 1850's Heintzelman silver mine is located.

 

Sunday we'll do Gunsight Pass over the Santa Rita mountains, exploring an ancient Hohokam Indian village with over 90 mortar holes in the rocks ledges, the Ghost Town of Helvetia, and several locations where the movie “Hombre”, starring Paul Newman, was filmed in 1967. Trails will run moderate and can be adjusted according to those attending. Barring any unforeseen issues I will have you back on pavement by 5PM, earlier if the group votes to. Camping is available at local campgrounds or rough it in the desert, as well as several Hotels. If you prefer to camp in the desert I will guide you to a nice spot near Green Valley. If you want to arrive Friday night & camp in the desert let me know and I'll guide you there. You may attend one or both days as we will return to the Green Valley area on Saturday night.

 

Due to space limitations on trails there is a max of 10 vehicles. Wheeling will be suitable for vehicles that have decent clearance and undercarriage protection. I have a Rubicon Unlimited with a 3" lift & 33" tires and clear everything with no issues. As always Arizona pin stripes are possible.

 

We'll meet 9AM Saturday morning in the Walmart parking lot right behind Carl's Jr. - 18700 S Nogales Hwy, Green Valley.

 

I10 to I19 (exit 260) continue 20 miles South on I19

Exit 69 (Green Valley/Duval Mine Rd.) - at exit ramp light turn left onto Duval Mine Rd./Old Nogales Hwy

After 2nd light go into left exit lane and turn left with Carl's Jr. on your right.

Continue straight past stop sign then park on the right so everyone can be seen.

 

IF YOU NEED FUEL FIRST:

 

Exit 69 (Green Valley/Duval Mine Rd.) - at exit ramp light turn right onto Duval Mine Rd.

Continue approx. 3/4 mi to red light at La Canada then turn left into left lane. You will see the Safeway station on the South corner of Duval Mine & La Canada - they charge you $.10 more a gal for using your credit card. The Circle K station is a better choice. Go back towards I19 on Duval Mine Rd. and when on the I19 overpass follow the directions above from "After 2nd light" etc.

 

CB channel 5.

 

Hotels:

 

http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-gree...-arizona-AZ316

http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwest...ertyCode=03152

http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/green-valley/gvyaz/hoteldetail?qAdlt=1&qBrs=6c.hi.ex.rs.ic.cp.in.sb.cw.cv&qChld=0&qFRA=1&qGRM=0&qPSt=0&qRRSrt=rt&qRef=df&qRms=1&qRpn=1&qRpp=10&qSHp=1&qSmP=3&qSrt=sBR&qWch=0&srb_u=1&icdv=99504425&siclientid=10073&sitrackingid=694764042&icdv=99504425

 

Campgrounds:

 

http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coronado/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=25732&actid=29

http://www.deanzarvresort.com/

 

Info:

 

http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/az/arivaca.html

http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/az/helvetia.html

 

ATTENDEES

 

1. Kermit (Russ) - Trip leader

2. gouacats (Kevin) - Sun & Possibly Sat - CANCELLED

3. mynr1 (Al) - Sat & Sun

4. gunner (Eric) & Deb - Sat & Sun

5. SlyDawg (Roy & Sherry) - Sat & Sun

6. kaspily (Sarah & Chris) - Sat & Sun

7. johnpa (John) - Sat & Sun

8. Craigger (Craig) - Sat & Sun

9. gearhead (Mike) - Sun

10. pacman44 (Jake) - Sat & Sun

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Hi Russ, I'm assuming that the dates listed in the title of the thread are correct but there is a discrepancy with the dates listed in the body of the post. Maybe you copied it from a different post? Anyhow, just wanted to let you know.

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Good catch - thanks Diane Yes I did copy it.

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Good catch - thanks Diane Yes I did copy it.

 

You betcha!

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Sign me up for Sunday, please. Saturday depends on the starting time. Thanks! Kevin

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I'm in both days....Al

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Hey Kermit :

I will be there

for this one so count Deb & myself in.

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Sign me up for Sunday, please. Saturday depends on the starting time. Thanks! Kevin

 

Kevin - Would meeting near Green Valley at 9AM work for Sat.? That's about the latest I'd want to get started.

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Please put me down for both days. Thanks

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Please put myself down for this. Thanks!

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