Photo Game Southwest (AZ/NM/SoCal/SoNev)...Where is this?

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by redrock88, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    there are a few grave sites in the area, but your right either way. this is the Baca family site, and the headstone are nice new and clean
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    pfdskipper Westside Trash Supporter

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    I believe the locale of these graves are along the infamous "Crooked trail to Holbrook". The other graves you alluded to must be the ones belonging to the executed horse thieves from the incident detailed in the book about the Crooked trail to Holbrook. I've yet to make it to that one, It's near but off the beaten path, supposedly?

    Anyone interested in learning about northern Arizona history should read through that book (found on Amazon here
    : https://www.amazon.com/Crooked-Trail-Holbrook-Leland-Hanchett/dp/0963778501)

    I bought a copy after a recommendation by 2Spot (thanks!) It's a fun read, to say the least.
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    pfdskipper Westside Trash Supporter

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    Hey @Lost Cartographer, why don't you take the next turn posting a pic. I'm out of decent images.
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    pfdskipper Westside Trash Supporter

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    They just haven't read the rules. New participants in this thread would be a plus. @redrock88 will get them squared away.
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  5. Torque Request

    Torque Request Been here awhile

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    The Baca's from all of the land grants or other Baca's?
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    good book right? i have a shelf full of similar books about western, southwestern and arizona history.

    the Baca graves are right off Black Canyon rd. the other grave site from the lynching is a mild hike from a parking area and is quit somber standing in front of it when you know the history. the "official" story is just that, three men hanged for horse robbery, but the unofficial story is that deputy sherrif Houck killed the two scott brothers, and friend wilson because he coveted the land they owned.

    also, it was this area where Travis Walton was abducted by aliens, they made a movie about it, Fire in the Sky.

    theres also cliff dwelling ruins, petroglyphs, the histrical Black Canyon ranch and all kinds of history.
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    pfdskipper Westside Trash Supporter

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    Lots of history around there for sure. The Travis Walton thing was a total sham according to a few locals I've met (they were classmates). All have said the same about this and each story was told to me individually. They all have belly laughs telling it.
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    well, before you can believe an abduction story you have to believe aliens are here and abducting humans.:hmmmmm
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    AzMtnThumper Been here awhile

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    Interesting read...thanks. I've ridden the Rim Road through that area, but that's as close as I've been. I see it as Baca Meadow on the Forest Service map.
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  11. Lost Cartographer

    Lost Cartographer Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    OK here goes: these three are all the same place, but from different spots

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    ohh taking us out of AZ for this one, all the way to Columbia,,,,,,,,,, mtn that is.

    thats the florence mine, in the goldfield mining district, nevada.
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  13. Lost Cartographer

    Lost Cartographer Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Well that didn't prove to be much of a challenge at all -- how about a re-do?

    Name the gravel road that this is on:

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    Looks like something you'd see on the road to Burning Man,Nv.
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    Lost Cartographer Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    The crazy spot above is located along Bonnie Claire Road on the NVBDR somewhere around these coordinates:
    37.222478, -117.173845


    Back to the Photo Game:

    Here's another spot on the NVBDR, anyone (besides 2 Spot) know the location?

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    when i went by "wonda" wasnt there

    nobody playing anymore?, i'm not allowed to name the spot:lol3
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    Chip Stevens Been here awhile Supporter

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    I’ll try to revive the game 2B2B07F4-C7DB-46B3-B93C-5A7B2A54C997.jpeg
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    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    chip you should guess the posted pic from cartographer before posting your own pic,,,



    of paradise cemetary.
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    2 SPOT bring the rape whistle

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    Surpised theres no snow after the last storm, still pretty chilly i bet