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By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
Comments 32
~ Stormy Sunset at Picacho Peak ~ I'll bet you didn't know (until you stumbled across this little blog) that Tucson in 1862 was the western capital of the Confederate Arizona Territory.  It was.  Google it. This peak, about 40 minutes northwest of Tucson (along Interstate 10) marks the site of t...

By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
Comments 7
~ Serendipity Saguaro Sunrise ~ Tuesday sunrise found me driving on I-10 between Tucson and Phoenix in the tiny town of Picacho, and I saw these clouds in my rear view mirror.  Pulling off the highway, I started snapping photos of the spectacular color.  It wasn't until I downloaded the photos t...

By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Comments 5
"Cheep"!  Things to Do near NW Tucson and Marana Recession - depression: Activity - recovery! Don't sit in front of your television - go on a mission -- For Fun! For Family! For You! Want some fun things to do with the family, on a date, or just because, without emptying the pocketbook?  I hope t...

By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
Comments 24
These old stone ruins surely have a story to tell, but they're not talking.  I was exploring west of the Santa Cruz River yesterday afternoon when I came upon them. Standing all alone in the desert southwest of Picacho Peak, they are built of the volcanic rock that was the areas most abundant bu...

By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
Comments 18
Greg (one of our tribe of five) and I had driven from Tucson to Picacho to climb Picacho Peak last Saturday.  Greg's a commercial fisherman from Barnegat Light, NJ.  Picacho Peak looks as if it would take a mountain climber to scale the height, but looks are deceiving.  In the 1940s, there was a ...

By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
Comments 12
We spent the day in the Phoenix area, visiting family.  It's a hike from Tucson all the way northwest to Thunderbird at the 101, so we began the trek home at about four in the afternoon, trying to get home before dark.  When we hit Picacho Peak, though, I turned off of Interstate 10 to visit the ...

By Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495
(SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) )
Comments 29
"I'm too old for this !$%#%!"  Complaining loudly to no one in particular, a hiker came into view 50 or 60 feet below me. "How old are you?" I called.  George (79) and I (55) were coming down from the summit of Picacho Peak, the site of the western-most battle of the Civil War.  We were walking. ...

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