The Las Cienegas National Conservation Area in Arizona includes more than 45,000 acres of rolling grasslands and woodlands that connect several “sky island” mountain ranges and lush riparian corridors.
Located in the heart of the Las Cienegas NCA, the historic Empire Ranch includes a 22-room adobe and wood-frame building which dates to 1870 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The setting makes it a favorite of classic western film fans. Red River, Duel in the Sun, Hombre, Winchester 73, The Big Country, and many others were filmed on or near the Empire Ranch – still a working cattle ranch to this day.

You can camp in this historic NCA for up to 14 days – just stay at least one-quarter mile from wildlife and livestock watering areas. Check out the two designated primitive camp and picnic areas: Cieneguita Camp Area and Road Canyon Camp.

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Setting The World On Fire (shawn/reader)

requested by my mother @dolan-twin-trash :’)

based off of setting the world on fire by kenny chesney

warnings- a bit of alcohol and drug use???

yeah we got drunk on la cienega boulevard,
takin’ pictures of people we thought were stars,
it’s easy to give in to your heart
when you’re drunk on la cienega boulevard,
when the song comin’ out of the speakers
was the band that you had on your t-shirt,
we were screamin’ cause all the streets were empty

You were supposed to be home hours ago. Your phone was ringing nonstop as your parents left voicemail after voicemail, threatening to call the cops if you didn’t pick up.

Shawn chuckled as you tucked your phone back into your pocket and reached for the bottle of vodka that was wrapped in a brown paper bag, taking a swig and scrunching your face at the burning alcohol.

“How much trouble do you think you’re in?” He asked while wrapping his arm around your shoulders.

You shrugged, really not wanting to talk about your parents. It was gonna ruin the short amount of time you had left with Shawn before he had to go back on the road.

You felt his gaze on you as he spoke, “Have you given anymore thought to coming on tour with me? Online school is a thing you know-”

You stopped walking which cut off his sentence, “Y/N what are you-”

“The song, Shawn!” You beamed as he furrowed his brows before breaking out into a grin.

The song The Less I Know The Better by Tame Impala blasted from a nearby store that had it’s doors wide open. You grabbed Shawn’s hand and began obnoxiously singing the lyrics, he soon joined in and of course he sang the lyrics beautifully.

“Someone said they left together,” You loudly sang while jumping around the empty sidewalk, still holding Shawn’s hand.

“I ran out the door to get her, she was holding hands with Trevor” Shawn sang through his laughter.

He stopped moving around with you and grabbed your waist, holding you close to him. You both held eye contact for a few seconds before he broke it by looking down at your lips.

Shawn licked his lips before leaning in, you instantly melted into the kiss as your arms wrapped themselves around his neck. He was the first to pull apart, he still kept his arms around your waist though.

“Hey, you’re wearing the shirt I bought you at their concert.” Shawn pointed out while pulling at the bottom of the black tee you wore.

You smiled at the memory of that night. It was your the week before your birthday when the band announced they were going on tour so Shawn stayed up all night to get tickets to the closest venue. It was one of the best nights of your life.

and you wrote i love you in lipstick on the mirror,
we were laughin’ until we were breathless,
never felt anything so reckless, we were all lit up and restless

You laid in the hotel bed which had a perfect view of the bathroom where Shawn stood brushing his teeth, two more nights till he had to leave again.

Sighing, you decided that you needed to distract yourself from thinking of him leaving. You stood and walked over to where he was looking at himself in the mirror and wrapped your arms around his bare body.

“You alright, baby?”

You nodded against his back, but he knew something was up. You were never this quiet.

Shawn frowned at himself in the mirror as he rubbed your arms that were wrapped around him. He spotted your red lipstick near the sink and an idea popped into his head.

He tapped your arm which made you let go of him as he turned around and smiled at you, “I need you to close your eyes for a minute,”

You raised your eyebrows at him but nonetheless listened and shut your eyes before he turned back around.

Shawn’s tongue stuck out the corner of his mouth as he wrote on the glass, your lipstick tube slowly getting smaller as he worked. He made a mental note to check the brand name and shade color so he could buy you another one.

“Open them now,”

You opened your eyes to see Shawn standing to the side and written in your red lipstick on the mirror was, I love you Y/N, forever and always.

Shaking your head, you tried to fight the grin that was forming on your face. You giggled as Shawn bent down to grab you by your thighs to lift you up onto the counter.

“I love you too, by the way.” You mumbled as you rested your forehead against his.

“Forever and always?” The look he gave you made your heart melt. He definitely had you wrapped around his finger.

You nodded, “Forever and always.”

Shawn pressed a chaste kiss to your lips before picking you up once again and made his way to the large bed in the middle of the room.

“Let’s make the most of our time together, yeah?” Shawn spoke as he ran his hands down your bare thighs.

Your breath got caught in your throat as you felt his hands wander higher, his fingers finally sticking themselves in the band of your underwear as he slowly pulled them down.

“Please,” You whispered before attaching your lips to his.

yeah, we got a little higher than we probably should,
we were in a hotel singin’ in the hallway lights
we were strikin’ the matches right down to the ashes
setting the world on fire, setting the world on fire

Shawn had no idea where you got the blunt from, but he didn’t question it. It was your last night together and he just wanted to be with you, simple as that.

You took your last hit before passing it it him and cuddling further into his side, you two were laying together in the hotel room, Shawn’s flight was scheduled to leave in 8 hours and you were absolutely dreading it.

“Stop thinking about me leaving,” He scolded as he pulled you closer to him.

You nodded as you sniffled, not even realizing you had began crying till Shawn reached over to wipe the tears that ran down your cheek.

“I just hate that we have to be apart for so long.” You confessed.

Shawn sighed before speaking, “Give me a good reason besides your parents not wanting you to that’s gonna make it impossible for you to go with me.”

You opened your mouth to say something, but you honestly couldn’t think of anything. Your parents were the main reason you were so hesitant about leaving with Shawn. They had molded it into your brain that you wouldn’t be able to finish school online and be traveling around the world even though you were sure you could do it.

“I-I can’t think of another reason,” Tears welled in your eyes as you looked up at Shawn, “I want to go with you.”

The smile he wore could’ve lit up the room, “You can, please, just come with me. Finishing school will be so easy for you and we’ll be together.”

“Forever and always?”

Shawn chuckled as he pressed a kiss to your forehead, “Forever and always.”

Maybe it was the marijuana in your systems, but this seemed like the best decision ever.


every episode of criminal minds ☰ 8.02 the pact

If you drove a V8 engine with a single plane crankshaft eighty miles per hour in good traffic, you took the I-5 to the 405 to the 10 east, got off on La Cienega, went right on Washington, north on Vermont, and then snuck up Selma using the back alley, you could do it in an hour, forty-two minutes, and still have time for tacos.

me: hey where’s the bathroom
person from California: well, go east and take a right out the front door, get into an uber, take the 101 to the 110, get back on San Vicente, take it to the 10 then la cienega north, switch over to the 405 and let it dump you out to mulholland, look for Lowe’s, the one on Pinko, go down sunset and runyon canyon, take a left in the lot and look for Ethan. ask him how to get to the in n out in Burbank, then cut across tahini to chop off a solid ten minyutes. get on the 5, switch to the 73 to where it connects to the 45, when you see Disney Concert Hall, stop and GET OUT
me: thanks. i’ll piss in the yard

Chris Cornell: His Life in Photos

On May 17, alternative rock legend Chris Cornell passed away at age 52. Here, we look back on the life of one of the greatest rock singers of all time.

Chris Cornell

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell on stage.
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Chris Cornell on stage performing.
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Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd of Soundgarden attend 37th Annual Grammy Awards on March 1, 1995 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
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Chris Cornell and Tom Morello of Audioslave during Lollapalooza 2003 Tour Opening Night in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Chris Cornell of Audioslave during Audioslave in Concert at Roseland in New York City – April 30, 2005 at Roseland in New York City, New York, United States.
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Singer Chris Cornell performing on stage with his band Soundgarden at Ridam in Rotterdam, October 11th 1996.
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Singer Chris Cornell performing on stage with his band Soundgarden, 1993.
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Kim Thayil and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden on September 8, 1994 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
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Chris Cornell performs on stage at the Berkeley Community Theater on 30th November 1999.
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Chris Cornell and his daughter Toni during Audioslave concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 29, 2005.
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Chris Cornell of Soundgarden during Lollapalooza 1996 at Downing Stadium, Randall’s Island in New York City.
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Chris Cornell performs at Teatro Bradesco on December 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Chris Cornell and kids attend picnic-in-the-park premiere Of “Tinkerbell” at La Cienega Park on August 28, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Chris Cornell accepts the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the 3rd Annual MusiCares MAP fund benefit on May 11, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
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Chris Cornell and family attend the New York Screening of “The Promise” at The Paris Theatre on April 18, 2017 in New York City.
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