Our original plan was to head up to the Grand Canyon for a few days, but when we detoured down to Mesa to avoid that storm last week, we essentially lost three days.
There's enough to see and do between here and Las Vegas so we felt we didn't need the added expense of making the 150 mile (240 km) return trip detour up to the Grand Canyon. So we're going to put that off for another time.
Kevin, Ruth, Joe, and Elena. With Joe and Linda's beautiful Itasca Sunstar motorhome.
Thanks for having us Joe...we enjoyed the visit!
Nice drive on highway 89A north from Sedona.
Pretty rock walls.
It's actually a fairly busy highway though.
Taken from the Oak Creek Vista viewpoint.
The road we had been on is down in that valley.
Coming into Flagstaff, you get a beautiful view of Humphreys Peak, the highest point in Arizona.
We stopped at the Visitors Center where they actually have a daytime parking section for RV's, and it's right close to the central area. Spotted a laundromat and decided to do a quick load while we had the opportunity. While the machine was running, we went into the Visitors Center and picked up a few local hiking maps.
Didn't really see anything we wanted to do in town, so we headed a few miles north of town. We had been given GPS coordinates (thanks Grace!) to what was supposed to be a fantastic, relatively unknown boondocking location in Coconino National Forest.
They had 17" (43 cm) of snow here a week ago Monday, so we didn't know what the road getting in was going to be like, or if the spots might already be occupied. So when we got to the turn off from the main highway, I walked in to check things out. Turns out that the road was wet, but not really that muddy so we thought that Sherman could handle the drive in without getting stuck.
And, it was worth it. Nobody else around. What a great spot. Sorry, can't share this one...it's a secret!
Sherman, boondocking at 7,500 ft, with a view of Humphreys Peak in the background.
Yesterday's drive, 35 miles (56 kms).
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Oh...check out the footprints we found outside of our motorhome...
About 4" long, we think it's a Mexican Gray Wolf.