I pulled out of the 10,000 trails boondocking area at 10:30 this morning and 90 miles later I arrived at Ben Avery's gun range near Cave Creek Arizona.
Since it's getting kind of chilly up north, and Phoenix is starting to cool off a little bit I was somewhat concerned that I might have trouble finding a campsite at Ben Avery's. It turns out that wasn't the case, and at the moment I'm the only person in a campground that has about 100 campsites. I'm sure this won't last, even though I wish it would, I imagine there will be people coming in for the weekend.
The campground I'm in is the rifle and pistol range campground, which is never very crowded unless there's some kind of contest going on. It's the trap range campground that's usually the busiest they have about 100 sites over there and I've seen it full and overflowing many times.
I signed up for a week of dry camping, which is what the government calls boondocking, and costs about 10 bucks a day. But for that 10 bucks I've got a water spigot in my side yard, a dumpster in my front yard, a shower room in my backyard, a gate that's locked at night, and I have the combination. And last but not least everybody around me is armed to the teeth. I know it sounds strange but this is what theboondork calls Heaven.