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Vekol Valley, Arizona

Caution: This area is very dangerous now with illegal drug and human smuggling going on every day. Do not travel here until the Dept. of Homeland Security get serious and secures our borders. I've personally run into illegals attempting to stop my progress driving north on Vekol Valley Road.

Vekol Valley is located in south central Arizona, South of I-8, half-way between Casa Grande and Gile Bend. It was designated the Sonoran Desert National Monument by then President Clinton at the end of his term. It encompasses 2,008 square kilometers with the Barry Goldwater Air Force Range and Table Top Wilderness areas included. The monument extends into California and Mexico. This trip included traveling on eastern BLM roads adjacent to the Table Top Wilderness area and into the historic and abandoned Vekol Ranch cattle area. The day was overcast and 31 degrees F when we started out.
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Vekol GPS Route
Well and Tank near Corral
Well and Tank near Corral
Looking West
Looking West
Junction - Left to Table Top, Right to Vekol Ranch
Junction - Left to Table Top, Right to Vekol Ranch
Vekol Ranch Entrance
Vekol Ranch Entrance
Bunkhouse
Bunkhouse
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t3%2f63%2f548463%2f4%2f120044154.GU4X9l0n.jpg t3%2f63%2f548463%2f4%2f120044155.pLIUFHxJ.jpg Generator Building
Generator Building
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3 Cylinder Diesel Engine/Generator
3 Cylinder Diesel Engine/Generator
Old Fusebox
Old Fusebox
Tackle Shed
Tackle Shed
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Rattlesnake Skin Shed
Rattlesnake Skin Shed
Small Residence
Small Residence
Dead Rattlesnake
Dead Rattlesnake
Abondoned Slaughterhouse
Abondoned Slaughterhouse
Interior in One of Three Wings
Interior in One of Three Wings
Concrete Troughs
Concrete Troughs
Another Bunkhouse
Another Bunkhouse
One-Way Cattle Gate
One-Way Cattle Gate