Rained out at Lost Dutchman SP, AZ

First off, a big thank you to all who made suggestions regarding “must do” places to visit and things to do in our final four states this year.  Some of you even indicated we’ve saved the best for last, and from your tips it looks like we’re in for a treat.   Woo hoo! Let’s see now, where did I leave off?  Well, we […]

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Holidays at the mountains – McDowell Mountains Regional Park

As 2015 came to an end we headed toward the mountains to celebrate the holidays closer to nature.  It was another short hop between regional parks from Lake Pleasant to McDowell Mountains, where we transitioned from water to mountain views.  McDowell Mountains Regional Park is nestled in the lower Verde River and sits along the base of the McDowell Mountains.  We were excited to come here, […]

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Our end-of-year hangout – Lake Pleasant, AZ

Wild Burro Trail

We had planned to check out several campgrounds around the valley of the sun (Phoenix) during the month of December, staying at several Maricopa County regional parks.  We knew these parks – Cave Creek, Lake Pleasant and McDowell Mountain – are popular, and we booked sites at each several months ago.  After a couple weeks of partying we moved from Cave Creek to Lake Pleasant, which […]

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