Backcountry Adventures: Arizona
by Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson (Adler Publishing )
© 2006 Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson/Adler Publishing . All Rights Reserved.
It sounds like they've graded the road since my last trip. It was much rougher back then, which was great. It was challenging in places and took a while to get to a pristine place in tall pines with meadows where camp was ideal. The prize was lush camping with existing fire-pits, under looming pines with an open view to the stars in the middle of the meadow as well. Each camp site is pretty secluded from the next as each one requires 4 wheel access, so other than the possibility of people traipsing through the woods to peek at the neighbors, we had a lot of privacy.
It was a small drive to Black Canyon Lake which was a disappointment because it was only for fishing. There was no playing allowed or speaking for that matter, and honestly, the water was dingy and I wouldn't recommend eating fish from it.
All in all, spending 4 days out there was absolutely worth it.
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