We’re in Madera Canyon for a few days, at Bog Springs Campground. $5 a night with the Geezer Pass, it’s got everything you’d want except electricity. It’s about 45 miles south of Tucson and way warmer than we have been! I didn’t even run any heat last night and kept warm…I think the low was close to 40 degrees, and it was a bit over 50 degrees in the camper. There are lots of huge rocks and trees here and it’s a huge birdwatching area. When we got here yesterday it was deserted but now there are a few more campers and quite a few hikers and birdwatchers.
Yesterday is was overcast when I got here so I didn’t know which was a good campsite for the solar panel, but I chose one that had the wind going the right way. I kept the camper hooked to the car and paid for only one night, in case I wanted to move today. The site goes downhill so the camper was VERY slanted; in fact I’m really surprised the refrigerator worked, it was so off-level. And it turns out, it’s not a great site for the solar panel but I just don’t feel like packing up and moving, so I booked it for an additional 3 nights. I just have to get up and move the panel several times a day as the sun moved behind the trees. It’ll be fine.
From here I can go to Tombstone, Bisbee and the areas south of Tucson. For today Roxie and I are just relaxing. She’s finally got her happy on again, now that we’re not driving long distances every day. She has a special happy dance, playfully running helter-skelter in every direction with joy. I love to see her do that, and it was missing for that week that we were travelling daily. It’s nice to just sit and do nothing!
There’s a halfway decent wifi signal here; both Verizon and ATT but it comes and goes. Usually by the time I see there’s 2 bars and get out the computer, it’s already gone. But I’m happy to get anything at all, this far from a town.
3 replies on “Madera Canyon”
Glad you have a chance to rest and stay warm…..sounds like Roxie’s happy with it!
Looks nice, is that office equipment in the first picture? Good that you and Roxie are warm and enjoying life.
LOL….it’s a bearproof garbage can and bearproof food storage box!