I left Tucson on Saturday, visited a friend in Parker Canyon Lake, then headed up over scary Montezuma Pass to Bisbee to visit another friend, and a tour of The Great US/Mexico Wall before I left to head to Chiricahua National Monument.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get any photos of Parker Canyon Lake. My friend and I took Argos and her doggie on a nice little walk part-way around. It was a good, albeit short, visit then I was on my way.
Drive through Montezuma Canyon, and past the Coronado National Memorial and forest, up into Montezuma Pass. It’s a dirt road, 4×4 / high-clearance recommended. I used my low gear going down the steep downhill grade.
It’s twisty and high! Eep!
Bisbee, Arizona is an odd, old mining town. I met up with my old friend, Ken, from college-days at a yummy hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurant.
He’s an artist and has some beautiful works in galleries around town. This one was my favorite.
I wanted to visit the Wall since I was so close to the border. The fear-mongers would have us believe that the Border is a vast, Mad Max-ian wasteland of Mexicans scrambling their way over and under the Wall day and night. Perhaps in more populated areas conflict is common, but most of the border is in areas without much for houses or people.
Where I was, was a very quiet area.