Buenes Aires NWR — Mustang Trail

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Arivaca is about 30 minutes or so southwest and is known for birding. A cienega is when the bedrock pushes a river to the surface in what otherwise looks like an arroyo. There was not much river on the surface. We did see a pair of eagles catching some thermals, a family of 4 deer, and some other little birds.

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Another stop in the refuge is the 5-mile Mustang Trail that goes through Chaparral type landscape, with one giant Saguaro!

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From the summit looking north with the cottonwood lined creek in the valley far below.

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Looking west from the summit. We dubbed the one peak Arrowhead.

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We had a sunny picnic lunch looking south towards Mexico. Our phones warned us we were no longer using US cell service so we turned them off.

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