Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sedona to Lake Havasu

As usual in my camp spot off Forest Road 525 near Sedona, the morning brings a group of hot air balloons popping over the horizon, and often landing on all sides.


On the recommendation of a friend, I checked out the action on a Saturday afternoon up in the historic mining town of Jerome.  Spirit Room in the historic Conner Hotel.



An endless variety of hikes to enjoy in the Sedona area – all of them scenic!


When the time came to move along, we backtracked a bit back across the same shortcut past Cherry, Az, through Prescott, and back down the hill to Yarnell.  In downtown Yarnell there is a temporary monument to the 19 firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died tragically there in a fire a couple of years ago.


Hailey knew the lizards would be out in the Lake Havasu area, so we headed that way next.  She was right of course, but the biggest ones were on the mountain of the same name, not back in our camp.


And of course, there was the ‘rock lizard’ on the mountains’ lower slope.


On top of the mountain, there is a picnic table bolted to the summit, so it is also known as ‘table-top’ mountain.  I did a couple of hikes up there, and talked to a fellow that had done the hike for 61 consecutive days – and counting.  I only did it twice – this year.


Spring break is ramping up as always in Lake Havasu.  Everyone appears to be having a good time, including the dogs!


The authorities are on constant patrol to make sure no one has way too much fun!



And of course, as always, the bikinis are in full bloom!


And out in the desert, the cactuses were blooming just as bright.IMG_6006IMG_6005

One mouse that didn’t get away!


Meanwhile, we’re off to California as we start the slow journey northward …


  1. Travel Safely but Slowly. The Weather Network is showing more of that white stuff for the prairies.

    It's about time.

  2. What a tough life living in the desert!