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Bellota Spring Window, AZ
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Bellota Spring Window, AZ 
Bellota Spring Window, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 19 2020
HikerWill
Hiking2.80 Miles 400 AEG
Hiking2.80 Miles   4 Hrs      1.40 mph
400 ft AEG   2 Hrs    Break
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Last Wednesday the internet went out in the middle of a Zoom meeting for work and less than a minute later I was in the truck headed for any place without cell reception. 20 minutes later... Taa Daa!

This is an area past Pena Blanca Lake near Nogales.
From the lake take the road that goes up water tank hill. (an appropriate name) This road has been upgraded and old blue made the trip without the use of 4wd.
Go through the first fence and take the next right.
There is no established parking area but plenty of room. This is a good jump off point to several good hikes and natural features. ( balanced rocks, windows, formations, shallow caves and rock hopping/scrambling)
This entry will include two trips to the same area because I went Wednesday and Saturday.
Wednesday's total distance was 3 miles round trip while Saturday's trip was a little over 2.
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On the way back Wednesday I took note of some features I wanted to visit when I had more time.
Saturday I had more time!
The Window is on the East side of a wash across from Bellota Spring.
This window is caused by how several big boulders have settled after a land slide.
It got more interesting as I explored because under the window is a small "cave" which had at least 10 backpacks and some clothes and plastic. It's tall enough to stand up in one spot and looks like 2 or 3 people could be in there at a time.
While looking for a better way up to the arch I discovered a short natural "tunnel" leading into the back of the cave.
The rocks here seem out of place because they are sharp, angular and grey. The rest of the ridge is made up of brown, rounded weathered rock.
Most important find of the day for me was a perfect napping rock. Improper negotiation of this type of natural feature has greatly impacted the time/distance ratio of many hikes for me.

I'll include some pictures of the border wall going up in this entry too. The day ended with dinner by a fire on the border.
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