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    Ok, everybody sing along now.

    Actually, my heart, kidneys, spleen, and assorted other organs.

    I decided to revisit Bull Spring Road (southern Arizona) today, as I remembered a couple of interesting mines from a couple of years ago.

    Either I have a rather optimistic memory, or a lot of interesting stuff is no longer there.

    20+ miles of kidney-bruising, shock-blowing, loose rocks from ****. And that was the good part of the trail. Someday, I hope I get a trail buddy. This stuff is serious doo-doo.

    Anyhow, took pictures for your entertainment, even if there is nothing noteworthy to see.

    3510: This mine was a lot more interesting last time. I think there was more mining equipment to see. Oh, well.

    3515: I recall being able to drive up to this mine last time. I guess someone is still working it and the fresh tailings seem to bear that out.

    3516: Another hole.

    3518: BSR is also a popular drug smuggling route. There are numerous abandoned vehicles. I wonder how these little "economy cars" ever made it this far?

    3519: Is this a rattler? I'm basically a city boy, sorry.

    I'll try and find better stuff next time-

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian10x View Post


    3519: Is this a rattler? I'm basically a city boy, sorry.

    You didn't ask him? But anyway, yes it is.

    Gardner/gopher snakes look very similiar, except for two obvious distinctions. One, they don't have the rattle on their tail like this one does. They have a simple tail. Two, their head is smaller than their body. A really good idea if a snake is venomous or not is if it has a flat, wide head. It will be wider than it's body.

    Here's a big gardner snake I got a shot of a couple years ago.





    Nice to see you got out and about. I find that even if I don't find a lot to see, I have fun looking.
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    Great pics, Brian. Thanks......Speedy

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    Thanks for the pics Brian. How did your Jeep do?

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    Thanks for the pics Brian,

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryB View Post
    You didn't ask him? But anyway, yes it is.
    Yeah, looks like he wanted to get acquainted too!! I'm getting really obsessed with rattlers. If I don't see one I'll be really disappointed.
    And a bear!
    And a cougar!
    And an illegal immigrant/drug runner!
    Brian, are those bullet holes redecorating the paint job on those wrecks?
    More solid work from the Minutemen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraA View Post
    Thanks for the pics Brian. How did your Jeep do?
    I must say I'm quite proud of my wrenching skills, rusty are they are. The Jeep performed flawlessly, and I mean FLAWLESSLY. I'm happy to say it turned 200,000 miles on the trail.

    I didn't fair so well. I had a headache and raging heartburn, undoubtedly due to the stress involved in going out alone, and in an area known for drug trafficing, no less.

    I have to admit, its getting a little tiresome working so hard for so little payoff these days. I'm actually having thoughts of retiring this hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravelrash View Post
    Yeah, looks like he wanted to get acquainted too!!

    I actually had thoughts of eating him, but I don't know how to prepare rattlesnake.

    I'm getting really obsessed with rattlers. If I don't see one I'll be really disappointed.

    And a bear!
    Not down here

    And a cougar!
    Down here

    And an illegal immigrant/drug runner!

    Illegals we can scare back to ole' Mexico, the drug runners we shoot. (And bury)

    Brian, are those bullet holes redecorating the paint job on those wrecks?

    Oh, yeah. The small groups are from yours, truly.
    More solid work from the Minutemen.

    Don't give them ALL the credit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian10x View Post
    Don't give them ALL the credit!
    No, no, I can share it around but I'd like to get to know some and buy 'em a beer.
    You aren't seriously thinking of quiting are you?

    Yeah, looks like he wanted to get acquainted too!!

    I actually had thoughts of eating him, but I don't know how to prepare rattlesnake.

    I'm getting really obsessed with rattlers. If I don't see one I'll be really disappointed.

    And a bear!
    Not down here

    And a cougar!
    Down here
    I know Bob likes the Croc Dundee movies. There's a scene where an aboriginal turns up and they eat "bush tucker" to impress the NYC girl. The dark guy says, "You can eat that tucker, but it tastes like s**t" and then he opens up some cans!
    Snake is way over-rated. It tastes like....snake!

    Mate, don't even think of retiring till you show me a cougar!! I figure bears won't be hard at all, just hang around a park trash can?? LOL
    But I'd give my right leg to see a big cat.
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    [quote=Gravelrash;28959]No, no, I can share it around but I'd like to get to know some and buy 'em a beer.
    You aren't seriously thinking of quiting are you?

    Well, its like this.
    I've been to all the easy ghost towns. TWICE. Everything else is just too far away. Between working my azz off during the week and killing myself trying to start up a business on the weekends, there just ain't time.

    And its getting really old going out alone. I joke around a lot here but in all seriousness, its just not much fun if I can't share the trails with someone else.

    And I really can't enjoy myself anymore, knowing that if I get stuck in the middle of nowhere, being 47 and overweight means I may not make it home. I'm trying to lose weight but I can't get younger.

    Yeah, I know you have only one leg. I admire your gusto.

    Sorry, I have never seen a mountain lion or cougar on the trails. I once saw a mountain dew, but it was empty.

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