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    Default Alto, Arizona

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    This last remaining ruin was built in 1907. Alto is on forrest land today & is a beautiful spot for a day trip.



    This is the only grave I could identify in the old cemetary.


    Long view of the Grosnevor hills.
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    Good pics.

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    Nice. It looks like a mini Stonehenge in that long shot. Are there mine ruins?

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    Great pics Vulture! Love the San Cayetanos! Campp, there is a mine just to the east of the ruin.
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    Why did I ever leave Tuscon, It was more money at the job. I hope to retire with a small rv boat and 4x4, and never sit still again. If you find me just bury me there.

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    If I see this right it's the Grosvenor hills (1st blue ridge), then the San Cayetano mts (center), then the Tumacacori mts in the far distance.

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    Campp, I'll get a shot of the mines & tailings next time, (whenever that is). This area is loosing it's appeal for me as there are McMansions sprouting up along the old road. It's still a pretty & historically rich area, just kinda' spoils the romance.

    In addition to the (Horace) Grosvenor hills, the Santa Rita mts two highest peaks are named for William Wrightson & Gilbert Hopkins. All were first generation American mining men killed in Apache attacks within a few miles of here.

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    Vulture, Another informative post, neat pictures. What I wanna know is...are you guys going to these places in this miserable *****(self-censored) heat? If so, how in the heck to you do it? This time of year, I can barely walk to the mailbox without gasping for air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraA View Post
    Vulture, Another informative post, neat pictures. What I wanna know is...are you guys going to these places in this miserable *****(self-censored) heat? If so, how in the heck to you do it? This time of year, I can barely walk to the mailbox without gasping for air.
    Thanks Laura,
    I used to GT year round but a couple of years ago I stopped going in the summer. I got tired of getting home & ringing out my boots.
    I took these shots of Alto last April.

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    One more for the road...
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    Quote Originally Posted by teds280z View Post
    Why did I ever leave Tuscon,
    H ell, only good thing about Tucson is that's it's close to good things.

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