Lens Travels - Living our Dreams! travel blog

Hawk circling

Looks like he's checking us out

Riders came right by our campsite

Elk cow very near our campsite

Beautiful animal

Moving away from us

Both of them checking us out

We love this area, but it's unlikely that we would return here in the future. It's remoteness is both it's appeal, and for us it's problem. It's too far out of the way to come to for a short visit, and to far away from groceries to stay for an extended period of time. Yesterday we drove to the small town of Alpine hoping that it would be a closer place to shop, but found only a very small and very expensive grocery store with very limited choices and not much of anything else. Besides it's a 25 mile drive on a dirt road. The only other option is Eagar which is 35+ miles away.

We're looking forward to visiting the Mogollon Rim where we hope to find something similar to this that is closer to us as well as grocery shopping. Nancy tells me that there are numerous boondocking options in that area. We will be checking out all of our camping options in the area between Show Low and Payson for future reference and will let you know what we find.

While walking yesterday we ran into a couple of elk cows that seeming pretty unafraid of us and allowed us some great photo opportunities. We had the big telephoto lens with us which was fortunate. It's quite heavy and we usually don't carry it with us when we walk, but in this area you never know what you'll run into so we brought it with us.

We had another roaring campfire last evening and for several hours listened to the elk bugling and the coyotes howling while checking out the stars on this perfectly clear night. It's so quiet out here.

We are so fortunate to be able to live and share this RVing lifestyle, and hope that it will continue for a long, long time.

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