Whitewater Draw G&F
Whitewater Draw G&F
Two hours down the road continuing east from Patagonia State Park, we stopped back into Whitewater Draw run by Arizona Game & Fish. It's always been Fish & Game in most states so it's weird to say it backwards. Anyways, you stop here for the wildlife, not the camping. It's all about the Sandhill Crane migration. Jan - Mar is usually the best time to see them.
You'll see geese, and many types of ducks here as well.
Two Wheels Big Life You can also follow their travels on their youtube channel. They look for epic motorcycle routes around the country and camp along the way. Their set up was very interesting.
Video of Sandhill Cranes.
Many cranes as well as other birds in the pond and a great sunset.
With much less rainfall this season the ponds were quite low.
We came upon a sundial on the way back near the barn that we don't remember seeing before.
Quite the set-up. We watched them teardown to see how they packed it all in.
He drives a Harley and she drives a BMW. They even have solar.
So long! Perhaps we'll cross paths again!
Tessa looking stylish with her new haircut! She is the sweetest and Hurley will be bummed to have missed seeing her.
Sunrise at Whitewater Draw.
And one of the beautiful sunsets we enjoyed each night.
Roper Lake State Park
Our view from the campsite with the snowcapped Pinalenos Mountains right across form us.
Not too shabby!
This camper next to us had the best site, right on the lake.
This was my favorite view. Palm trees in the desert, on the lake, with snow covered mountains behind.
A beautiful flight.
Plenty of cranes here too.
We hiked around a bit and came upon an old crumbling home from long ago.
We hiked around on the trail a bit and explored around.
Interesting bark on this tree.
We had a young deer run up the bank next to us.
side of the mountain.
Pretty little creeks and waterfalls along the way.
This is the sunny side of the mountain. There was a lot less snow but it was only 44 degrees.
Looking over the other side of the mountain towards the Tucson mountains in the distance.
We really enjoyed our short stay at Roper Lake State Park.
Casa Grande, Arizona
Pinal County Fairgrounds
We've been here before and it's a convenient stopover. $20 for W/E/Dump.
Glenda made a nice grape salad to go with it and garlic fries.
The next day while Steve worked (poor Steve) the three of us drove back to Picacho to hike the back side of the peak.
Uh-oh. Not a great way to start our hike!
It's pretty hot out but very pretty!
We met back up with Steve for dinner at their clubhouse. Great food, great visit, great friends!
Happy Trails RV Resort
Then it's off to see our other favorite turn 1 year old!
Here is Jaxon at 11 months eating his first pasta.