I was in the mood for geocaching, and the directions made the road sound ... meh... so I took the Tracker out.
|THIS is how you spend your lawless card?|
You know that sometimes, finding the actual geocache site is the least exciting part of the trip.
|Forward? That's a negative. Reverse? Still no.|
All the rest of the challenges kept things four-down, but I did need to get out to assess my strategies a few times.
|Palo verde trees are full of bees lately.|
|Jake is full of wags lately. This is him obeying a JAKECOME!|
|Sonoran Squash? Palo gourd-o?|
This is on a dirty road we walk. Some sort of a benchmark? The concrete seems too stable, round, and regular to be fill. Ideas?
We met Dixie and Will (who don't blog yet), an energetic newly-retired couple who grabbed their RV in March and high-tailed it to Tucson. Dixie has a keen interest in boondocking, and is interested in solutions for impassable roads. Dixie, this is what one landowner here does.
It's important to be able to say THAT'S NOT PHOENIX, because no one wants that kind of mislead on their conscience.
Inform yourself on the legalities of aiding a person who may be in the US without documentation. Friends in the know tell me that giving water is always legal. If you choose to give food, you're on shakier ground. Some people put it on the ground and walk away from it; if someone takes your food while you're not looking, well, there's not much you can do about that. Items that you might have stolen are things like Vienna sausages, soft granola bars, fruit cups, soft fruit, or things that can be eaten by a partially-dehydrated person.
[NOTE: Tucson Samaritans' website says "It is NEVER ILLEGAL to provide water, food, or medical assistance to another human being in distress."]
Transportation to anywhere (including a hospital) may land you in jail. If you encounter someone who is in medical distress, you can call 911. If you choose to drive them to help, understand the possible consequences.
Maybe you'll be asked if you are la migra. Or, you may be asked to call migras, if the person wants to go home.
Please read this excerpt from The Devil's Highway: a true story.
Some of our friends are fearful for us, knowing that we are parked where there is foot traffic. All I can say is that "illegal activities" are not all created equal. Having met a traveler hasn't changed my mind about this.
I dig that not everyone feels the same about this stuff. You dig that I won't argue with you about it.