Equinox on the San Pedro River

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Lucky us, it’s the Vernal Equinox, a perfect day for a field trip up to the Triangle Bar Ranch on the San Pedro with the AZ Land and Water Trust.

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There is public access up the west side of the river. ALWT holds land bordering the river.

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Triangle Bar Cows.

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I am here to sketch! It is so easy just to look, to sketch takes fortitude.

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What’s this behind the hay bales, the salt lick stash..

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This is mining country with much faulting and mineral precipitation. This train trestle runs ore from several mines in the area.

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A dam of possible partial beaver making.

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This spot is significant for a number of reasons, one being that it is the confluence of Aravaipa Creek and the San Pedro River. That’s Aravaipa Canyon to the east.

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Where there’s water, there’s (wild) life.

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This curious thirsty one entertained us pretty well.

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Can’t forget lunch. Alas, no food pictures. Yes, it was delicious.

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After respite we head up the wash to a natural spring which wells up right out of the sand. There is much geologic interest. See uplift.

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Butterflies abound on the damp surface.

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Putnum Spring plus ooze.

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Yes! Really.

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Water=Life

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