|our morning window|
|Tyler walking Sam|
|Our camp all set up|
But I should start a week before when we visited Montezuma's Castle and Well.
|Montezuma's Castle National Park|
|Cliff dwellings Montezuma's Castle|
|Dwellings at Montezuma's Well|
|Tyler on path to the bottom|
|Montezuma's Well a water spring in a volcano|
Then we met another ranger that was kind enough to tell us about the open camping just 5 miles away.....and here we are.
Our first camp for 4 days was next to a hill in the open desert. the sun sets were spectacular as they always seem to be in Arizona.
|Cocktail hour... time to open one of the growlers we bought |
at the Barnstar Brewery a few weeks ago.
We took one day to walk up to the V-V Ranch to see the petroglyphs. It was a pretty good hike that took us all morning but we got in our 10km for the day (or two days).
|Huge wall of petroglyphs.|
|Old gate at V-V Ranch|
Then it was off to Cottonwood to stock up on groceries and we ended buying a couple of cheap bikes in Walmart. We thought it might be a bit faster of a way to get around to some of the spots we wanted to see without packing up the whole RV. Then a stay for a night, get showered, do laundry and have diner out for a change. We found a nice RV spot against a creek called Page Spring Resort. An older RV spot with a bit of a road to get into but clean washrooms.
Back to the Beaver Creek Camping Spot and found the amazing spot on top of the cliff we have now. The bikes have been fun and wonderful. Yesterday we biked 7 miles yesterday up the Bell trail about a mile from here.
Other things to note:
We found a cave under the cliffs below our canyon camp site that was pretty cool.
|Carl - What?|
And I am still in awe over the spectacular sun sets.
|From our first night at camp 1.|