There is a road sign just outside of town showing that Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument to be four miles ahead. I thought: Four miles, I can ride that on the motorbike and get a few photos of the cactus for my followers on the blog.
I rode out to the entrance of the camp area and picked up this track heading south. The dirt road hugged a barbed wire fence. Just a hundred feet more to the left is Highway 85 to Mexico, 25 miles away.
A mile and a half later the dirt track petered out.