On Monday, Kurt took us on another backcountry trip through the Barry Goldwater Air Force Range. Once again, the scenery was spectacular.
Every once in a while, you see evidence that this is a training area.
This was our destination - the end of the road at the 2000-mile long border fence between the US and Mexico. The fence in this area is not built to physically stop individuals from crossing. It is used only to stop vehicles.
It's easy to climb under -
Or around. This was apparently done to enable animal migration and their access to water.
Wow, Mexico sure does look beautiful...
More evidence that the fence here is made only to stop vehicles.
Or maybe it's just a trap - there was a border patrol vehicle right around the corner.
In order to enter the Barry Goldwater Range, every individual must get a permit. They are available for free at the Main Gate of the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma. They even give you a very nice map.
The map marks every intersection with a letter and number -
Which corresponds with intersection signs on the range. You can't get lost!