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4 by photographer avatarRedRoxx44
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El Camino Del DiabloSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
4x4 Trip avatar Mar 03 2013
RedRoxx44
4x4 Trip78.00 Miles 2,322 AEG
4x4 Trip78.00 Miles
2,322 ft AEG
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Although Wellton was closer it had been a while for this end of the Camino for me. I drove out looking forward to the journey through the Pinta Sands and lava flow area, denied to me the last time through here.
As I expected there were some nice blooms of primrose in the pinta sands. The bad area to drive was hard pack so I didn't even need 4wd, but the ruts were really deep, it was best to drive on the crown and the edge of the track.
I picked up tracks in the road that led to Camp Grip. A heavyset young man with a very red face and apparently wearing flip flops was seated outside talking to several BP agents. I had not seen a vehicle so he walked in from somewhere.
The drive on out was nice with overcast skies and the road was in very good shape and I was in 3-4 gear most of the way except the rocky parts. Another border patrol station is set up at the Organ Pipe NM boundary. This is new, and while I don't like it, it's better than having them at Bates Well, IMO. Besides a few Border Patrol, I didn't see another civilian vehicle.

Access to a lot of the Camino closes on March 15th- June for the Pronghorn fawning. Glad I got a trip in, who knows what the future will bring??
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