We stopped overnight at Dome Rock in Quartzsize on our way to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and then onto Mexico. It is another nice free for 14 day boondocking site, on the west side of Quartzsize and near the Hills.
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument was our stop before heading into Mexico. We arrived on Tuesday and will leave for Puerto Pensaco on Friday morning. This was a time for us to get our paperwork and registration done for the Mexican Connection, the escapees group, we are going down to Mexico with. We stayed at the Twin Peaks Campground, which is part of the Park. It is a lovely spot with cement pads and beautiful landscaping
Thursday we took a drive through the National Monument. There are lots of drives and trails to explore this awesome area. We took a 21 mile drive on some paved road and some unpaved but not too many rough spots. In 1976 The United Nations designated Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument as an International Biosphere Reserve, confirming its status as an outstanding example of the Sonoran Desert. There are 28 types of cacti in this area, including the Giant Saguaro, Cholla and of course the Organ Pipe Cactus. Flowers are starting to bloom as well and adds to the beauty of this desert land.
Thursday night we had a catered navajo flatbread tacos dinner and spent more time getting to know those in the group. Tomorrow Mexico here we come. Buenos Noche.