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Moqui Lookout Tower

Located on the Blue Ridge Ranger District, Moqui Lookout was constructed in 1952 The tallest tower on the Coconino National Forest being 83' high. The steel cab measures fourteen feet square and sits on an eighty-three foot high v-brace steel tower. One may visit the tower May thru September, closed Thursday & Friday.

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Deer @ Pinaleño Mountains

Watch these beautiful deer wonder and eat near Mount Graham in the Pinaleño Mountains within the Coronado National Forest.

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Playful Squirrels & Goofy the Duck

Rose Inlet | Campland
Mission Bay, California

In the heart of Campland, by the Bay,
Lies a haven where the squirrels play,
And Goofy the Duck, he quacks and struts,
A quirky character that never shuts.

Squirrels and Goofy, creatures of the wild,
Living their lives with a playful style,
In Campland they call home,
Where they're free to roam.

In this world of hustle and bustle,
These animals remind us to slow down and rustle,
To appreciate the simple things in life,
Like the squirrels and Goofy, without strife.

So come to Campland and you'll see,
Squirrels and Goofy, living carefree,
And let their playful spirits inspire,
As you find your own happy desire.

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Jerome State Historic Park

Jerome State Historic Park is a state park in Arizona, US. The museum is located in the old former mansion of James S. Douglas, that was built in 1916 on the hill just above the Little Daisy Mine, offering a beautiful panoramic view of the Verde Valley. The Jerome State Historic Park features photographs, artifacts and minerals in addition to a video presentation and a 3-D model of the town with its underground mines, history of the Jerome area and the Douglas family.

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Sitting at the Creek

Enjoy fourteen minutes of water flowing in a Utah creek.

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Got To Go In The Forest

When you got to go in the forest with a shovel and toilet paper, you aim to do your business as timely and easily as possible. For our camping trips we provide a composting toilet with a privacy structure, so you don't have to go in the woods.

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Grilling at Camp using the All-In-One Cast Iron Grill by Barebones

Here I use the cast iron grill by Barebones for the first time to grill pork chops, portabella mushroom, zucchini and foiled vegetables. Besides using it as the grill that day, I made a upside down cake, that turned out great. Prior I have done stir fry over the fire twice, easy and relatively fast.

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Tadpoles in a Pond near Heber-Overgaard Arizona

The best 4 minutes of memorizing views of tadpoles. Tadpoles, hundreds and hundreds, swimming and eating in a pond near Heber-Overgaard Arizona in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest.

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Apache Sitgreaves National Forest

Camping and Hiking on the Mogollon Rim in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest off Forest Road 124 near Overgaard, Arizona. During our stay we saw wild horses, deer, fox, squirrels and lots of wild mushrooms. While hiking we see a rare occurrence, a fox being chased by a deer. Later we found her deceased fawn.

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Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park is located near Payson, Arizona. It is believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world. We hiked two of the three trails and enjoyed a lunch at the picnic area.

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Alamo Lake Wildlife Area

Camping by Alamo Lake, hiking and exploring the Alamo Lake Wildlife Area that includes: Alamo Lake State Park, Alamo Lake, and Alamo Dam; a portion of the Bill Williams River below Alamo Dam; and portions of the Bill Williams, Big Sandy, and Santa Maria rivers above Alamo Lake.

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Hiking and Exploring the Raven Caves in Sedona Arizona

Our last stop on the way out of Sedona, just off the 179 south of Sedona is a small parking area where we begin our really short hike to the Raven Caves. These caves are a network of small cavities overlooking Oak Creek just south of Sedona. Though they look small at first, if you keep going through the passageways, you’ll discover there’s a lot more to see than appears at first glance. Inside required ducking and stepping over obstacles. There are some drop offs to the left that I recommend exercising caution, not a good cave for young children. We passed through several passages with some having windows with a view of the Sedona landscape. Also while in Sedona we stayed at Los Abrigados Resort that is right on Oak Creek. We enjoyed beer and food at the Oak Creek Brewery and also enjoyed eating at the Thai Spices and The Hudson. Shopped at Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village. Hiked the west fork trail for the first time, one of the best hikes in Sedona. We also hiked to the Seven Sacred Pools, upon our return to our vehicle we got hailed on. The last night of our seven day stay we enjoyed the sunset at the Sedona Airport Scenic Lookout, then did a night hike to the Airport Mesa.

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