This post was written Thursday Feb 26th 7:30am.
Beautiful blue sky sunny day yesterday (Wednesday). Not super warm, at around 66F (19C) and enough of a breeze that if you were sitting in the shade it actually felt a bit cool. But if you were sitting in the sun, it was almost too warm!
We did a short hike in the morning, just up to the top of the hill behind us so that we could get a nice view of the lake. And after that, we just relaxed!
There was no trail. We just climbed through the brush because I wanted a view of the lake.
Now at the top of the little hill. If you look closely, you can see Sherman!
There he is, enjoying his spot at Burnt Corral Campground.
But, at 4:00pm we had been invited down to the neighbors for happy hour. Howard and Diane are from British Columbia, and they have a winter property in Mesa. But they also have a pickup truck and camper that they love to explore with, and they've spent some time camping in Baja California, so we had lots to talk about regarding camping in Mexico. We sat with them for a couple of hours and had no shortage of conversation.
This morning (Thursday), we're vacating our site at Burnt Corral Campground, and heading over to Cholla Campground back at Roosevelt Lake to use their dump station and fill with water. From there, we're going up towards Payson (pop 15,000).
Remember when we got lost in the desert? Well I had written a note to the National Parks Service with some comments, and they were really good at taking action. Received the following email from the park superintendent's office at Organ Pipe National Monument...
We appreciate your comments. Signs were ordered based on review of the trails and other comments like yours which helped identify the locations for them. The directional signs have arrived and are in the process of being installed.
We are also seeing what time schedules work and adjusting programs and shuttles based on feedback. Again your input will help us provide the best options for the most visitors.
So, nice to hear that they have taken some action on that. I'm impressed!
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