But the forest road entrance is at 8,000 ft altitude, and it's closed during winter.
Sure enough, the remains of that 17" (43 cm) snowfall they had a week and a half ago was still on the ground, and the road was snow covered in sections, and wet and muddy in other sections.
We had even thought about doing the 4 miles each way hike to the Cave entrance, but decided against it because Ruth's hiking boots aren't the most waterproof anymore.
So, we turned around and returned to our great boondocking spot.
Sherman, and Humphreys Peak in the background.
We did end up going for an hour walk in the forest (gotta keep our hiking legs limber!), but didn't take any photos. Not much in the way of wildlife, just some birds, rabbits, and squirrels.
This an Aberts Squirrel.
This squirrel plays outside our motorhome window. He (she?) is quite a character to watch. A fairly big squirrel, he's got long fluffy ears and sometimes he hops along almost like a rabbit.
Ruth made some brownies yesterday afternoon, so having the oven on kept things nice and toasty inside the motorhome.
Interesting that we have been enjoying the cooler fresh air, and don't even mind seeing the snow on the ground. Perhaps it's just because it's a change, and we know that it's very temporary! The same way that we enjoyed going on a three day skiing holiday a couple of years ago, but we still don't want to put up with six months of that kind of weather!
Today's another travel day for us. We're heading west, towards Kingman, Arizona where we're staying with another Boondockers Welcome host. We had told them we may not show up until Saturday, just in case we find another worthwhile spot to overnight along the way. After all, it's 160 miles (260 kms) from Flagstaff to Kingman, so it's a bit long to do it all in one day! :-)
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