Arizona sunsets are usually pretty nice but every once in a while the setting sun and the clouds are all in the right place at the right time and something spectacular happens.
I left Ben Avery shooting range this morning at about 8:30 and after a relaxing hour and a half drive I pulled into the Box Wash boondocking area five or 6 miles south of Wickenburg Arizona.
I stayed at Box Wash two years ago and really enjoyed it. It's fairly close to town, has pretty scenery, and is normally not crowded. The only serious downside with the place is its got be the Cholla cactus capital of Arizona because they're everywhere. And if there's one cactus that you do not want to come in contact with it's the cholla...."Choy-ya".
I'm going to miss having Fluffy the friendly Coyote come around, it always made me happy to see him. I got a special treat last night when I saw Fluffy interacting with his pack. I was sitting on the roof of the Arctic Fox taking pictures of the sunset that you see at the top of the page, and Fluffy was laying in the grass a few feet from the Arctic Fox when he suddenly stood up and stared in the distance for a few seconds and then went hopping off into the bushes.
He went maybe a 100 feet and three or four members of his pack came out of the bushes to greet him, they were all jumping around barking and howling and in a minute or so he hopped away with them, all of which made me very happy to see that he was still accepted by the pack even though he couldn't run with them.
This is a member of Fluffy's pack
Fluffy laying in my campsite catching the last rays of the setting sun