Exploring Mexican Hat, UT Area

After an enjoyable few days in Canyon de Chelly, I left on Sunday, May 19. Having spent the last six months in Arizona, I am bound for southeastern Utah around the town of Mexican Hat. Read More

On Thursday, May 16, I left Petrified National Forest and drove roughly 100 miles to Canyon de Chelly National Monument, located just east of Chinle, AZ. The park is located on the Navajo Nation and is managed cooperatively by the Navajo Nation and National Park Service. The park encompasses roughly 84,000 acres in three canyons – Del Muerto, de Chelly, and Monument. People have lived in the canyons going back 5,000 years; some 2,400 archeological sites have been identified. About 40 Navajo families presently live in the canyons. Read More

On Monday, May 6th, I left Sierra Vista to begin the journey north through Arizona. My plan was to travel north past Phoenix to Payson, continuing east on Hwy 260 over the Mogollon Rim and to Petrified Forest National Park. Read More

Southeastern Arizona Birding

Chiricahua Mountains, Portal AZ

From the Dragoon Mountains, I traveled around the north end of the Chiricahua Mountains to the community of Portal, AZ on the east side. This is the location of Cave Creek/South Fork Canyon, which is one of the premier birding areas in the country during spring migration. April and May are the peak months. Read More

Dragoon Mountains

In late March I left the Tucson area. I enjoyed Tucson and the festivals, films, etc. But I was ready to leave the city for quieter places. I had briefly visited the Dragoon Mountains in October when I was in Sierra Vista. I plan to spend several weeks in southeast Arizona exploring some of the mountain ranges. Read More

From Ajo, I head east on Hwy 86 to Tucson, which turns out to be a nice drive. There were some wildflowers in bloom along the way as well as some snow still remaining on the higher mountain peaks. Read More

Ajo, Arizona 2019

February 5th to 25th

Tuesday morning I depart Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, driving about 30 miles north to the town of Ajo. Ajo is a lovely town with a large winter snowbird population. Read More

January 30 to February 5

Monday morning I leave Saddle Mountain BLM to drive south to Organ Pipe Cactus NM. My friends Cindy and Scott, who I met at Kofa last year and also camped with at Quartzsite, were going there to meet up with a jeeping group they are part of. I was planning to go there also, so we arranged to camp together. Read More

Western Arizona

January 12 to January 30

Yuma

On Saturday, January 12, I leave Kofa NWR and return to Yuma. Actually, I camp in Winterhaven, CA, just across the AZ state line. The Colorado River is the boundary between Arizona and California in this area. I return to Ogilby Road where I camped last year. I need to do some things in Yuma. Read More

KOFA National Wildlife Refuge

On Saturday, January 6th, I leave Tucson bound for Kofa NWR. The distance is more than I like to travel in one day, so I stop for the night at Harrah’s AK-Chin Casino near Maricopa, which is just over 100 miles away. Many of the casinos in the west permit RVs to park overnight. Read More