Day Trip to Page, AZ & Glen Canyon Dam

Saturday, April 28th

Page, AZ is about 30 miles east of my camp on the Paria River. It is on the east side of the Colorado River at the location of Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. In addition to sightseeing, I need to go to the grocery store and there is a Safeway in Page. Saturday morning I take a drive over there.  Continue reading “Day Trip to Page, AZ & Glen Canyon Dam”

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Monday, March 5 to Wednesday, March 7

I stayed around Ajo a while longer hoping that the little bit of rainfall in the area might result in some flowers blooming in the desert. Monday morning I drive 35 miles south to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Continue reading “Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument”

A new camp – this is more like it!

Wednesday, February 14

After driving down thru Organ Pipe and realizing how far it is from Why, I revise my plans for the next couple weeks.  Its 60 miles round trip down to the areas where the scenic drives and trails are.  Too far to drive back and forth.  So I decide to spend a week or ten days in the Ajo area and then move down to the campground in the park. Continue reading “A new camp – this is more like it!”

Back to the Sonoran Desert

February 10, Saturday

This morning I get on the road at 10am PT, but since I’m heading east, after about 10 miles I enter mountain time zone, and promptly lose an hour. 😦  There are a couple things I need to pick up at Fry’s so I exit at Fortuna Road. The Shell station next door has a dump station and is my next stop.  The fee is a very reasonable $5.00.  When leaving camp I had gone west two miles on I-8 to the rest stop which has potable water and filled my fresh water tank. So I am set for my next camp. Continue reading “Back to the Sonoran Desert”

Taking care of business in Yuma

January 29 to February 10

 

I’m running low on staple grocery items, so Monday morning I hitch up and head for Yuma.  Yuma has a resident population of close to 100,000.  It has a nice selection of stores, restaurants, etc. When the winter snowbirds arrive, there are about 300,000 people in the area. Continue reading “Taking care of business in Yuma”