• Wild Clouds in AZ to Celebrate our Anniversary

    16 years ago - Dec 14th Anne and I met on a dog walk with our beagles Angie and Oscar. A few days ago mother nature gave us a celebratory display while boondocked at Saddle Mountain BLM in #Arizona

  • Arizona Sunset viewed from New Mexico

    Yesterday's storm included a momentary sunset where the sky resembled the Arizona state flag.
    We are just across NM/AZ border looking back at the Chiricahua Mountains in Arizona


    #Arizona #NewMexico #sunsets
  • Yellow Desert Carpet

    Had to pull over today and snap a few shots. Tiny yellow flowers in bloom carpeting the desert floor. :starstruck: #Arizona #flowers #nature

  • Cochise County Fairgrounds, Douglas Arizona

    We are currently camped at the Cochise County Fairgrounds on the outskirts of Douglas AZ in the far southeast corner of Arizona
    Great deal $15 a night or $80 a week tax included! Get water and 30 amp electric and they have a dump. Decided to book a week and day trip around the area. Huge flat lot. We are the only campers right now.


    Great Arizona sunset last night.


  • Southern Arizona Snow Day! - Chiricahua National Monument

    In this video, I take you along on another day trip to Chiricahua National Monument located 40 mins south of Willcox, Arizona. This time we have the rare treat to see it with a fresh blanket of snow.

    It's been a cold winter in the southwest, and the other day we woke up to a few inches of snow on the rig. We were excited as we were only 40 minutes from Chiricahua National Monument.

    Anne has always dreamed of photographing the unusual rock formations of Chiricahua covered in snow, and now was the chance! Luckily the snow hadn't stuck to the road surfaces making for a perfect scenario. Beautiful winter scenes but safe driving conditions.

    We headed straight to the national monument enjoying wintery views along the way. Once at the visitor center we learned the road up to Massai Point was closed but may open later in the day. With a summit altitude of over 6000 feet, I guess there was still a few icy roadways.

    We hiked around the trails at lower elevations in the park. The scenery was gorgeous an absolute winter wonderland. Even the birds were out enjoying it. We spotted a couple of Arizona Woodpeckers doing their thing and small gatherings of beautiful Mexican Jays.

    Next, we decided to kill some time while hoping for the summit road to open by driving an hour or so over to Whitewater Draw and see if the Sand Hill cranes were there. Each winter 10's of thousands of cranes roost in the region. Sure enough, they were there and in large numbers.

    Thankfully when we returned to Chiricahua the road to Massai Point was open. Anne got to fulfill a bucket list photograph dream and shoot Chiricahua in the snow. It was cold and windy on the summit but so worth it to see!

    What a remarkable day we experienced in the eastern Arizona high desert. Home to expansive views of rolling ranchlands and towering mountain vistas. True big sky country. This days as the winter storm pushed through the skies were truly epic. We returned to the rig tired but invigorated by the day trip, one for the memory books.

    Related Blog Posts and Videos:

    Daytrip Feb 2017 Chiricahua National Monument

    Camping and Birding at Whitewater Draw


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