Organ Pipe National Monument

I feel so full of sympathy for the northerners right now, with harsh, brutal conditions holding reign over most of the country.  If I were living in Vermont or Illinois or Minnesota or Washington (or even Kentucky, amazingly enough), I certainly wouldn’t be out biking right now either, and probably wouldn’t be out walking any further than the nearest coffee shop.  But then I probably wouldn’t be even doing that either, what with Covid.  I’d just be sitting indoors, obsessing over the news and wishing I could be somewhere sunnier and warmer.

To help you pass the time while you’re shut in, here are some photos of our drive-thru visit to Organ Pipe National Monument, about ten miles north of the Mexican border.  No bikes, hardly any walking, just some warm sun and fantastic scenery.  Wish you were here.

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5 response to "Organ Pipe National Monument"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: February 16, 2021

    Lucky dog! What an awesome place. When I was there I hiked to the top of Mt. Ajo which is prominent in a couple of your pictures.

    Well, I’m just going to start my own post now — the one about my sub-zero bike ride.

    • By: Scooter Posted: February 17, 2021

      You climbed that mountain? You’re the lucky one. I was looking update the trailhead for that hike, wishing we could walk up a short way at least; but it didn’t seem wise to be taking a hike quite yet. That must have been amazing.

  2. By: BobinVT Posted: February 16, 2021

    That photo warms me up just looking at it. And yes, ‘out for coffee’ right now generally involves the drive-thru at Dunkin’ Donuts.

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: February 17, 2021

    Ah, all of that is Ed Abbey country – one of my favourite authors of all time. He lived in Tucson for quite a long time, died there and is supposedly buried in Cabeza Prieta in a secret location. He wrote about Organ Pipes numerous times. So glad you could experience it, even if not a long hike or bike.

    • By: Scooter Posted: February 17, 2021

      Abbey was one of my heroes also, although I doubt I read him as widely as you did. I mainly associate him with Arches. I don’t think I remember hearing that he was ever based in Tucson, although that sounds just right.

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