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Two Mid Travel Tacomas head to Lochiel, AZ

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by GTABurnout, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Oct 14, 2012 at 10:43 PM
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    GTABurnout

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    My girlfriend and I have been taking small trips all over Southern Arizona of the past few years. We usually wait until the temps cool off then I pick a dirt road or a Ghost Town and we take a day and go explore. This weekend the temps in Tucson really cooled off so we took advantage and headed out to see Lochiel AZ. My friend in his Black 2011 Icon Mid Travel Tacoma joined us.


    So basically I wanted to get to the border fence. That was the Goal.

    Filled up in Sonita and headed to Hershaw Road.

    Some pics

    My 2007 Icon Mid Travel Total Chaos Arms

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    Friends 2011 Icon Mid Travel Icon Arms. Man I need some 285's
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    My dog "Sprocket" checking out the truck for me....
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    Success. This is the sign for the old border crossing in Lochiel.

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    And the truck

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    Spoke with the land owner he was a little spooked by the recent traffic around the area so we took some pics and moved on.

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    My other dog "Clutch" hanging out....
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    To be continued...
     
  2. Oct 14, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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    Delmarva

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  3. Oct 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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    Cool man! nice pics! ive been staring at that damn fence and watch it rust for the last 3yrs in douglas but never thought about takin my truck down to take pics...looks pretty cool
     
  4. Oct 14, 2012 at 11:40 PM
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    Nice photos and nice post, do you have any more ghost town stories?
     
  5. Oct 14, 2012 at 11:45 PM
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    nice pics!
     
  6. Oct 14, 2012 at 11:46 PM
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    Nice looks good :thumbsup:
     
  7. Oct 15, 2012 at 8:20 AM
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    On the way out of Lochiel, I pulled over to shoot some moving pics of the Black Tacoma...

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    We decided to head toward Nogales for a late lunch. On the way we took a few tails looking for some mines. Unfortunately since this area is a popular illegal trafficking area pretty much every mine was on private property and that meant "NO TRESPASSING" signs on everything that didn't move. And with all the illegal activity in the area I was not about to drive up on to someones land to find out how willing they where to defend there land. So we found one spot that had some old Mine's and some equipment.


    Picture from the Mine out on the valley
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    One of the Mines.

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    I have seen dozens po pictures of this but in person its pretty cool.


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  8. Oct 15, 2012 at 9:26 AM
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    Southern Arizona is full of old Mining Towns. Now that the weather has gotten better I plan to be out exploring at least twice a month.
     
  9. Oct 15, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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    thats sweet. awesome pictures man.
     
  10. Oct 25, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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    There are mining towns all over Az. I grew up in one up north. Tons of old mine shafts, buildings, smelters, etc. Check out the towns between Black Canyon City and Prescott, including Mayer(my home town), Humboldt, Jerome, and others. If you need any info man, shoot me a pm.
     
  11. Oct 28, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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    I was the other tacoma on the trip and it was a lot of fun. Those of you guys in the area should head out there and explore, lots of neat stuff to look at. It's too bad about all the private property keeping people from seeing all the history, though.

    Here are some pictures I took:
    GTABurnout and I parked in front of the monument to Fray Marcos de Niza:
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    de Niza was an Italian friar who was the first European to come to Arizona. He came to Arizona in the 1539 2 years after establishing Mexico City

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    A windmill by the monument:
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    My truck by the border fence:
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    GTABurnout and I:
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    A good view of the valley from Duquesne Rd
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    Another picture from atop the mine:
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