Yesterday, I rode down to the entrance to the State Lands gate. Here is the old military sign used to indicate when they would be firing artillery. When I get a chance I want to do some research and find out what this range/military area was called and exactly where the artillery impact zone was. I assume far from here and off-limits due to unexploded ordinance but still curious.
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All our time here hasn't been riding so we've been doing some sightseeing and towny stuff (eating out) haha. But a couple of days ago we did our last golf cart tour around the neighborhood to find some places we had heard about.
Jail. Doing some reading this was said to have been an overnight stay jail for prisoners on the 310 to Yuma Territorial Prison.
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2 walls are made of stone and 2 are part of the natural rock wall.
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The fellow I read had heard as late as 1995 that bars were still in the windows but are long gone now.
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The next place is said to have been "Indican Dugout Cave" but the author thinks this could just as well be natural. We dunno but it was a neat feature on the side of a creek cliff. There is a little path along the middle of the cliff to gain entrance to the cave. Don't fall!
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It's a little short for me
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Heading down the road our next stop was an old stone corral.
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Looks like a fort wall to me.
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We laid down in the middle of the corral and rested. It was peaceful.
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Then we headed back to camp. The water was a little deeper with the recent rains (and snow) so we had to be careful.
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I did a couple of days of riding on the TW also but didn't take any pictures. Nothing to see here haha! Had intended to ride some more with a forum member but the timing just didn't work out. Next time!
Well, that about wraps up our stay in Gold Canyon. We'll be heading south towards Tucson and see what we can see there. Take care everybody and hope the northerner's snow melts soon so you can get out and ride.