All of the pics are certified Bat flu free.... But it won't hurt to wear a mask just in case.
My boondocking spot at the Lost Dutchman State Park. Yep I'm boondocking, no water, no sewer, no electric, no picnic table, and a fire ring that can't be used because of the fire restrictions.
Yay! I finally made it. I pulled into the Lost Dutchman State Park about 11 o'clock and felt very fortunate to find the previous occupant long gone and my campsite empty.
It was in the mid-80s when I got here, and I actually worked up a sweat unhooking the Arctic Fox. It's been a long time since I've been able to use the word "sweat" in my blog, especially when it refers to me.
I haven't been here in quite some time, and I don't remember the campsites being challenging to get in and out of, probably because I was in a Hallmark pop-up slide-in camper before. But even though I'm in a pull-through campsite, it's curves are rather tight getting a 30-foot trailer in it, especially when they made a point of telling me to "make sure all your wheels are on the pavement. " It also could be because I'm in a site that has no hookups; maybe they're smaller. But this Park is usually full, so getting a hookup site was out of the question; I was lucky to get a spot at all on short notice.
I think I'll go walking around a little bit later this afternoon when it's cooler and maybe less crowded. Many trails leave the campground and head up towards the mountains, but from what I can see, many people are walking on them. In fact, the first thing I saw when I pulled into the Park was a sign saying "all-day use parking areas are full," so I guess that explains all the hikers I see. I'm hoping it's this busy just because it's the weekend and not some kind of a bat flu normal because people are out of work and kids are out of school. Because I would be really disappointed dodging people and bicycles while walking in the hills.
Since there were so many people out hiking I looked around and found the worst trail in the park. It was so steep and boulder strewn that a Mule with six legs would have trouble walking on it. Needless to say I didn't have to share my walk with any tourists.
It's pretty here at the Park, but there's way too many people for my liking.
A black and white picture of the closest mountains.