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Crossing Guard On The Road to Onion Saddle in the Chiricuhuas

Crossing guard: Mike in Tucson, mortgage lender

~ Crossing Guard, Arizona Style ~

I'd never hiked the east face of the Chiricahuas until this past Saturday.  I met a friend at 5:00 a.m. at the Triple T Truck Stop on Interstate 10, and we drove east for two hours to the New Mexico line.  From there we drove south 1/2 hour on Route 80 until we came to the road to Portal, Arizona.  (Right you are; we had to drive west back into Arizona.)

Portal, Arizona isn't very big.  Maybe 60 people live there, and not all at once.  We stopped downtown to take a photo of the Post Office.

US Post Office in Portal, AZ; Mike in Tucson, mortgage lender

In the spring and summer, this place is a mecca for birders, and I wanted to scout it out.  I'll be back again in the spring.

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Comment balloon 9 commentsMike Jones • January 11 2011 02:07AM

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Looks like he's staked out his position.  Spring time sounds like a better idea.. :)

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 9 years ago

Great pictures, Mike. I love your remark "not all at once", do they take turns living there, is it that small?  :0)

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

I can see several posts coming soon about Portal AZ.  It looks like an interesting place.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 9 years ago

Don,

Right you are!  We had a great day, and the camera didn't spend much time in its case.

Toni,

Yep!

Judi,

Thanks for being the first to comment!  See you on your blog.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 9 years ago

The Chiracahuas are one of my favorite spots in Arizona.  Of course, I have about 15 favorite spots - but I love how it looks like a giant hand just sort of scattered boulders...

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) almost 9 years ago

Cara,

Thanks for stopping by to comment!  It's a magical place, isn't it?

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 9 years ago

Mike, I'm putting this on my list of places to see in Arizona, for sure.  Just not when that white stuff is on the ground, LOL.  Love the photos.

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) almost 9 years ago

What a fabulous picture of that deer.  Who is checking out whom?

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) almost 9 years ago

Mike, I think he/she is totally checking you out.  Those cocked ears say "what in the heck are you doing"?

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) almost 9 years ago

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