Ben and I went camping/backpacking near Tule Mesa, which is near Dugas Arizona. Much of those adventures can be found in my other blog:
But the photos are here:
Typical scenery on Tule Mesa
The big juniper at Cavalier Point:
Ben looking out from Tule Mesa:
Below is the Verde Valley from roughly Camp Verde to the bend past the hot springs.
Ben felt that there was too much wind to bring his hammock, which I suspect translates into he couldn’t find his hammock. When backpacking, if one guy brings the two-man tent, you might as well both use it.
That’s his brand-new Jansport Scout backpack which he got for his birthday. This is just across the drainage from the campground.
Nelson Place ruins:
You find these less than a mile down the Nelson Trail. The springs they were built around are the only ones reliably flowing in the Pine Mountain Wilderness.
Our little buddy on top of Pine Mountain, the “high point” of the wilderness area. The views along the length of the Verde Rim trail are like this.
Finally, the area is starting to recover from some fire damage:
Bongo at Dugas:
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