Tag Archives: AZ

Bumble Bee Ranch

Oasis might be a bit strong of a word,  but the Bumble Bee Ranch is a pretty nice spot in the desert. The ranch is 180 acres, and located approximately 50 miles north of Phoenix, 100 miles south of Flagstaff. … Continue reading

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RoadTrip 2013: Day 7

<<< previous day <<< Bittersweet last morning breakfast and packed up camp. We got shuttled to where we’d left the trail the day before and continued south, down and across the river. Then up a steady climb. Awesome views! The … Continue reading

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they warned us about this

yep, there’s pokey things in the desert. particularly pernicious are the cholla. AKA jumping cholla. they’ll get on you and don’t want to turn loose. and the instinctive response to try to brush them off just makes things worse. we … Continue reading

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RoadTrip 2013: Day 6

<<< previous day <<< Wake up call from the cows and Hawaii birds, coffee and tasty breakfast and on the bike for Day 2 of the Black Canyon Trail, Day 4 of riding. The guide who’s going with us this … Continue reading

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Rock Springs Cafe

The road side stop – gas station, restaurant, trinket shop and Famous Pies! Just of Highway 17 between Phoenix and Flag(staff), Rock Springs Cafe sounds like it gets pretty busy at peak travel times. We were there on a weekday … Continue reading

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RoadTrip 2013: Day 5

<<< previous day <<< Breffast and pack up camp. Have a little time so wander about and take pictures of the flora. Then out of McDowell, rollin’ in the van. Pass through a golf course community. The greens are green, … Continue reading

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RoadTrip 2013: Day 4

<<< previous day <<< When I was setting up my tent yesterday in the late afternoon sun I’d been wondering if I’d need the sleeping bag, but the temperature dropped when the sun went down and I was glad to … Continue reading

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