Aguirre Springs (there's only one spring, but the name is usually given in
the plural) is in the junction of the Needles and the wider, primarily rhyolitic main
portion of the range. The area is a broad slope with shallow ravines and canyons
and multitudinous granitic (more properly quartz monzonite) boulders. There's a campground
at the end of the road, and a loop trail that goes up into sparse ponderosa pine woodland.
Looking up at the Needles from Aguirre Springs, 3/13/05.
Looking south at the San Andres Mountains near sunset, 10/1/04. The knobby peak at left
is San Augustin Peak, on the south side of San Augustin Pass, the point that divides the
Organ and San Andres Mts.
Silhouetted pinyon at dusk, 10/1/04.
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