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Tue Feb 11, 2014, 01:12 PM

Picacho Peak (Pic heavy)

http://azstateparks.com/Parks/PIPE/index.html



I picked up MFM's ashes on Saturday and decided to drive out to Picacho to have a look around. Took a few pix. (light wasn't the best, sorry)






check out the saguaros way up there on the rock edge




old memorial for the Civil War "battle"







nice spot for a picnic/bbq/reunion







a young saguaro that might make a living "marker"










and finally, a now-defunct business nearby (there is an adult store across the way as well ) with the perfect signage
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Reply Picacho Peak (Pic heavy) (Original post)
Kali Feb 2014 OP
Phentex Feb 2014 #1
GoCubsGo Feb 2014 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2014 #2
Kali Feb 2014 #3
Xyzse Feb 2014 #5
pinboy3niner Feb 2014 #6
Packerowner740 Feb 2014 #7
JayhawkSD Feb 2014 #16
Packerowner740 Feb 2014 #20
pinboy3niner Feb 2014 #8
LeftofObama Feb 2014 #9
HarveyDarkey Feb 2014 #10
hermetic Feb 2014 #11
Ptah Feb 2014 #12
Kali Feb 2014 #13
hay rick Feb 2014 #14
Still Sensible Feb 2014 #15
warrior1 Feb 2014 #17
Tuesday Afternoon Feb 2014 #18
ChazInAz Feb 2014 #19

Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 01:18 PM

1. Perfect!

I bet Ptah can photoshop MFM's head on that squirrel.



It seems like a lovely place. Thank you, Kali.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 01:56 PM

4. I agree.

I wouldn't mind having my ashes scattered in a place like that. Wish I could attend.

The only thing I'd add would be some of those tag-team bed baths he was so fond of talking about.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 01:22 PM

2. My dear Kali!

Didn't you say this was the view Jim had before his health went south?

It's very pretty and more than suitable for his ashes as well as a meetup.

Ya done good sweetie!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 01:31 PM

3. yes, there is a(n) RV "resort" just down the road where he stayed for at least a year

he lived out there with is cat, Noname and loved that he could see the peak from his bed.

I am not sure how many folks would want to go all the way out and I probably should have just gone ahead and scattered him Saturday but he never made it out to the ranch so I brought him home for a while. I think the real meet-up will be at Guadalajara Grill, but there is time to make those decisions/plans so I am open and flexible to any feedback from those who might want to participate.

I have driven past there all my life and never went into the park, this was my first time. It is really nice and would be a great place to camp (rv or tent) in the winter for anybody traveling the sun belt. It is close to the interstate yet was nice and quiet, at least while I was there. Living next to the interstate myself, I do know sometimes it can be almost silent and other times when the air is right you can hear it miles away.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 02:01 PM

5. Nice area...

I am possibly going to be in the AZ area some time this year. Visiting my sister and new niece.
I think I'll make a pilgrimage.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 02:06 PM

6. Thanks for the pics, Kali

Seems ideal, especially since it meant something to him.

But I think anyone traveling to AZ for the meetup would also want to be included in the scattering of MFM's ashes there. Followed by food and girly drinks at the Grill, of course.

You may need to add a reference to MFM in the thread title so folks who are interested won't miss this.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 02:09 PM

7. Beautiful area, reminds me of the tv show The High Chaparral

Which was filmed nearby in old Tucson. Love the area except for the heat.

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Response to Packerowner740 (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 10:52 AM

16. But it's a dry heat...

 

Answer, "So is your oven, but it still cooks things."

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Response to JayhawkSD (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 02:03 PM

20. You got that right

And when the wind blows it feels just like my convection oven.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 02:46 PM

8. Kick for MFM

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 03:10 PM

9. K & R for MFM!

Thanks Kali!

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 03:29 PM

10. K&R for MFM's Arizona Nuthouse

 

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 04:50 PM

11. I would be there if I could

I lived in AZ from '75 to '91. Flagstaff, but I traveled many times to Tucson and Phoenix. Now I live way north. Arizona and radio there will always be in my heart, though. Thank you, Kali.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 08:36 PM

12. Pichaco Peak / Rooster Cogburn.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2014, 09:19 PM

14. K&R

For MFM.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 01:25 AM

15. Beautiful pictures of home

Drove by Picacho many times back and forth between Tempe and Sierra Vista. Beautiful place!

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 11:06 AM

17. Very nice Kali

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 11:06 AM

18. I really wish I could be there, Kali

It looks like a wonderful place to call home.

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Response to Kali (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 11:14 AM

19. Aaawwwww!

Sure do miss MFM.
I have to agree on Picacho, it's one of my favorite places to go. Watching Nickerson's restaurant crumbling into ruins has been a rather weird fascination of mine. For non-Spanish speakers, "Picacho Peak" means "Peak Peak": one of the reasons I like the place. Probably one of the reasons MFM loved it, too!

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