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    Default Aravaipa Creek/Canyon Arizona

    I think this area is almost as good a ghost town trail as the Cochise County "trail"... I'm posting the ground shots here and aerial photos over on RCGroups forum at this link http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...23#post5301115 ...

    If you haven't seen my aerials before, you can get a full explanation at WattNoise.com...

    First photo is the school at Klondyke... Sign above the door says Klondyke School Established in 1907...
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    Aerial view of the Klondyke store... It was reopened a few years ago but has gone under again and is for sale...
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    Baptist Church a couple miles N of Klondyke... Understand it reverted back to private ownership a number of years back... Someone in Phoenix owns the land now...
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    The other "expedition" members...
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    Something very special - the REAL Dunlap station... I work for the guy that owns this place and can't devulge specifics... But it is original and not what is reported on the Aravaipa town page... Aravaipa is about 10 miles from here... This was a stage station and PO... Some of you probably already know of it... If I can say more after talking to the boss, I will...
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    The first 2 rooms are the original ones built for the station... The year is not known exactly (by me anyways) but I will find out and edit this... The addition that expanded the building was done in 1908 that I do know...
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    The last member of the "expedition"... She escorted us all around the place... If I can post the other pics I got I will once I have permission...

    That's it - That's all...

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    Default Funny you should mention Aravaipa

    I am planning a return trip soon. Like a lot of other of my early trips, I didn't find what I was looking for (haunted Aravaipa mine) but had a great time trying.

    I've been told some lady has the road blocked in protest of her son's jail sentence as a child molester. Is any of that true?

    A co-worker and myself have been looking for a way around her locked gate, if this is so.

    The last time I went there, I passed the old store, then crossed a crystal clear wash, and on to a really spooky area with large trees and imposing cliff walls. I remember an old outhouse, and trying the road up and to the right.

    The road was all rocks, and though my Jeep could take the punishment, I was wiped out after 20 minutes and headed back.

    Does any of this ring a familiar bell? Was I on track to a spectacular find?

    And my most often asked, and most important question, did I zig when I should have zagged?

    I'll upload some pictures if I can find them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian10x
    The last time I went there, I passed the old store, then crossed a crystal clear wash, and on to a really spooky area with large trees and imposing cliff walls. I remember an old outhouse, and trying the road up and to the right.

    The road was all rocks, and though my Jeep could take the punishment, I was wiped out after 20 minutes and headed back.

    Does any of this ring a familiar bell? Was I on track to a spectacular find?

    And my most often asked, and most important question, did I zig when I should have zagged?Brian
    Well, the description sounds like the Salazar Ranch area or the road towards Aravaipa... Right now no water is running anywhere so it's hard to determine just which one you mean... Salazar and the cliffs along Aravaipa Town Rd are about 8 to 9 miles away from Klondyke... As far as getting around the locked gate on Aravaipa Town Rd - I don't know of any and don't see any complete trail around it on the topos... The whole area seems a regular "Peyton Place" with the locals so the jailed son story wouldn't surprise me... Don't get me wrong though - everyone around there is the nicest I've run into in rural AZ... They're just in one of the most isolated places left in AZ... Some of the Indian reservations in N AZ are less isolated IMO... LOL...

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    Default Norma Tapia

    She's the one that blocked the road. This is what I'm concerned about.

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