But the trail runs through a river bed that's normally dry at this time of year.
Unfortunately, the recent storm north of there has caused the riverbed to be, well....a river!
Looking down at the river. You can see where the trail continues on the other side of the normally dry riverbed.
Lots of interesting rock formations.
Nope. Didn't feel like getting our feet wet!
This rock wall looks wet. But it's not.
A pretty flower.
Kevin, taking a picture
Heading back up, looking at where we had been.
Kevin, taking a picture.
The picture Kevin was taking!
We got back to the trailhead parking lot and we were surprised by the number of RV's that had pulled in. One girl asked us if we had parked there for the night, and we said yep, with no problems at all. She said she goes by here regularly and had always thought it would make for a good overnight spot.
When we got back, Sherman had lots of neighbors!
We had an early lunch, and then got on the road to Prescott. It's quite a bit higher in elevation, and with clear skies in the forecast it would be chilly at night, but perfect hiking weather during the day.
We stopped at the Sunset Point Lookout rest stop on Interstate 17.
Zoomed in on the hills in the distance. The remains of that storm that went through a couple of days ago!
It wasn't all uphill...Sherman enjoyed coasting down this stretch!
Coming into Prescott.
It was along the way, so we stopped at the Prescott Municipal Sewage Treatment plant. They have a free dump station for RV'ers, but sure enough it is only open from 7:00am to 2:00pm. We had missed the deadline, so we'll stop in there again when we leave.
From there, we drove to White Spar Campground in Prescott National Forest just on the outskirts of the town of Prescott. During summer, they have about 60 sites here, at $14.00 per night. Winter is only 12 sites, and it's $10 a night.
It's a really pretty campground at 5,700 ft altitude set in a pine forest.
Yep, there's still some leftover snow on the ground!
Sherman, in site number 3.
The temperature was forecast to get down to 26F (-4C) last night, and we're okay with that because it's also going up to 60F (15C) today and that's great hiking weather.
We were comfy yesterday evening with our Mr. Heater Buddy 4,000-9,000-BTU Indoor-Safe Portable Radiant Heater and I shut it off when we went to bed.
I got up at 5:15am to check the temperature, and it was 14F (-10C). Holy winter camping, Batman!
So I put the heater on full and went back to bed!
By 6:30am when I got up, it was starting to warm up....inside!
No worries, the sun is now out and things are warming up. Should be a great day to explore the area, I think we'll stay here another night.
Another timed Amazon deal this morning...this tablet is under $100, but its going to be even less during the timed lightening deal later this morning. Check back to see how cheap it is...