In October 2018 I signed up for a trip to the Copper Canyon area of Mexico. The week before the trip I picked up the van from Agile Offroad after they completed the 4WD conversion. After a being trained on the workings of the conversion I headed for the Douglas, AZ via the Camino Del Diablo and as close to the border as possible. You can read the the entire trip report on my blog,
The first night we camped at Fortuna Pond near Yuma
The next day we got our permits to travel the Camino Del Diablo
Our first stop was the La Fortuna Mine site
Camp that night was at Tule Well. The Border Patrol officer we met said it was safer than Papago Well which gets a lot of illegal immigrant traffic.
The Camino Del Diablo gets pretty deep in some areas.
The desert was in bloom
After we finished the Camino Del Diablo we continued following the border along Duquense Road. Here is our campsite.
We were able to get right next to the border fence is a couple of areas.
From there we crossed the San Rafael Ranch towards the Coronado National Memorial.