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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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We did another escape from BC Weather trip and explored a considerable amount of new territory!

Palm Canyon - South of Quartzite
Painted Canyon - South of Palm Desert Ca
Mt Ryan - Joshua National Park Ca
Telegragh Pass - Yuma
Picacho Peak - North of Tucson
Mt Wrightson (Old Baldy) - South of Tucson
Cochise Stronghold - Southeast of Benson
Tonto Monument - North of Globe
Pinal Mountain - Southeast of Globe

It wasn't particularly warm...71 F on 3 days...nearer 60 F the rest of the time.
But it was DRY!

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We did another escape from BC Weather trip and explored a considerable amount of new territory!

It wasn't particularly warm...71 F on 3 days...nearer 60 F the rest of the time.
But it was DRY!

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sweet pics ... it was quite cool when we were there a while back too, but so nice to be free of rain and snow. Mt Ryan is a really good hike in Joshua park, short, nice climb, great views. Did you find it windy up there?

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Wow, so arid - I will come back and take another look at your photos, and see how many human/animal faces/forms I can see in the rocks. Great trip.
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sweet pics ... it was quite cool when we were there a while back too, but so nice to be free of rain and snow. Mt Ryan is a really good hike in Joshua park, short, nice climb, great views. Did you find it windy up there?
The only windy day was on the hike to Pinal Peak....50 MPH gusts at 7800 feet with a little horizontal rain
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Great pics. Thanks Mr. B!
My wife and I will be following in your footsteps next winter. I read in your Sedona report that you drove your Jeep down. Do you camp in AZ and if so, where? State campgrounds? How much are they now for a site per nite? I've stayed in one near Kartchner Caverns (you must have been there) and I've stayed at Phantom Ranch in the Grand Canyon but that's mostly it.
I think you can buy a campground pass in New Mexico. Wish other SW States had similar deals.
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Great pics. Thanks Mr. B!
My wife and I will be following in your footsteps next winter. I read in your Sedona report that you drove your Jeep down. Do you camp in AZ and if so, where? State campgrounds? How much are they now for a site per nite? I've stayed in one near Kartchner Caverns (you must have been there) and I've stayed at Phantom Ranch in the Grand Canyon but that's mostly it.
I think you can buy a campground pass in New Mexico. Wish other SW States had similar deals.
We haven't camped in AZ, we fly to Mesa and rent a car then do the motel thing.
There are lots of campsites:
North of Tucson....Catalina & Picacho look nice
At the Cochise and Pine Pass trail heads were some very pretty campsites with creeks running through
Lost Dutchman state park east of Apache Junction is right at the base of Suprstition Mountain Wilderness
Along Roosevelt Lake there is nice waterfront sites with boat launches.
If it wasn't such a long way to drive, I would love to camp there!!!
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Beautiful escape indeed.

Nice , Stu

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Wow. It seems like everyone's heading for Arizona this year thank to the crappy BC weather and snowpack. I just came back from my trip. Among the places you went, I also did Ryan, Wrightson and Picacho, along with 40 other peaks. 8300 km of driving and 18 days solo. Nice and sunny everyday down there.
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