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    Send Rain!

    Thanks, Rick for sharing this information. Now, if Mark and Meg can only make it rain in AZ. Portions of Coconino NF (Flagstaff area) will go into Stage 3 Fire restrictions - Areas Closed until...
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    Etymology, please?

    Maybe I missed this, but can you explain the meaning or origin of the word imbrifex? My google search did not reveal anything. Congrats on your high-quality contribution to the world of publishing. ...
  3. Extended Just in Time, Monday, April 30. Chiricahua NM - Tucson, AZ

    We enjoyed another quiet morning, with the birds, in camp.

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    Hermit Thrush
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  4. The kids use a Canon Point & Shoot digital...

    The kids use a Canon Point & Shoot digital camera. I love it when they stop and reset the camera to match the environment. And when, in a 24 hr period, I did not see a phone or IPad in use. Of course...
  5. Extended Just in Time - Saturday, 4/28 - Sunday, 4/29/18, Chiricahua National Monumen

    Rick’s book gives good information about Chiricahua NM on pgs. 78-80, as part of SST #5.
    Before the kids arrived by van from Tucson we enjoyed a quiet morning in camp.
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  6. Extended Just in Time - Saturday, 4/28 - Sunday, 4/29/18, Chiricahua National Monumen

    Rick’s book gives good information about Chiricahua NM on pgs. 78-80, as part of SST #5.
    Before the kids arrived by van from Tucson we enjoyed a quiet morning in camp.
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  7. Extended Just in Time- Friday, 4/27/18, Tucson - Chiricahua National Monument

    We returned to Tucson on Monday, 4/23 from our week long New Mexico trip with plans to head back to the Chiricahua Mountains, the west side for a long weekend. I have been volunteering with Parks in...
  8. Day 8 & 9 - 4/22-23/18 Coulmbus, NM to Portal, AZ to Tucson, AZ

    Day 8 & 9 - 4/22 - 23/18
    We woke up, eventually, to an overcast sky. Sounds strange, but this Desert Rat appreciates a cloudy morning. We took our time in camp before heading west into Arizona....
  9. Day 7 - 4/21/18 City of Rocks SP - Pancho Villa SP, Columbus, NM

    Great night camping, nice sunshine warming up the van nicely and NO wind! Finally got to enjoy an extended morning in camp.
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  10. The worst of the wind was between Albuquerque and...

    The worst of the wind was between Albuquerque and Santa Fe - down right scary!
    Thank you for all the work you did on the book. Just trying to add details about some of the places along our route...
  11. Day 6 - 4/20/18 Las Cruces - City of Rocks SP/Faywood, NM

    Even stronger winds and cooler temperatures were predicted for today. We had decided this would be a good day to drive up to Gila Cliff Dwellings NM (NPS), as the drive into the area might be more...
  12. Day 5 - 4/19/18 Carrizozo - Las Cruces, NM

    What a night! The shifting wind broadsided the van - all night long! No cooking in camp this morning, not with Carrizozo only a few miles away. We had a yummy breakfast burrito at Raylee’s. Nearby is...
  13. Thanks for your help in uploading them. Always...

    Thanks for your help in uploading them. Always hoping they add to the trip report.
    Pat
  14. Day 4 - 4/18/18 Santa Fe - Carrizozo, NM

    After a quiet, comfortable night out of the wind we had breakfast at the Comfort Inn. We were on road by 9, continuing north on I-25. Today’s route did not mingle with any in the book, “Arizona and...
  15. Day 3 - April 17 Apache Creek - Santa Fe, NM

    Slept great, the wind died down, then picked up again during the night, but stayed at the treetops. However, it became gusty in the AM and made it very difficult to get the cookstove going, we did...
  16. Day 2 - 4/16/18 Show Low, AZ to Apache Creek, NM

    Monday, 4/16/18

    A pleasant, and very quiet evening at the campground. We opted to take advantage of the Denny's just around the corner from the campground. With their 15% AARP discount and...
  17. Day 1 - 4/15/18 Tucson to Show Low

    This trip was for us to achieve several goals based on our diverse hobbies; letterboxing, passport stamps (NPS, BLM, NWR, & NFH), historic post offices and enjoying natural history along the way....
  18. This is a wonderful oasis in the metropolitan...

    This is a wonderful oasis in the metropolitan Phoenix area. I spent several hours here in February walking around all of the ponds birding and took some wonderful photos of the birds. An added bonus...
  19. Just in Time - Rick Quinn’s Arizona & New Mexico book

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    Last night I attended the book talk and signing in Tucson by Rick Quinn for his new book, “Arizona &...
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    Just got back from visiting 7 Western Canadian...

    Just got back from visiting 7 Western Canadian National Parks, the comments about lack of guides and displays was what I found as well. However, I completed 4 of their Junior Ranger programs, called...
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    Great feature, we were just there this week to...

    Great feature, we were just there this week to photograph the ranch house as an Arizona Post Office location in the late 1880s. While there we learned that the ranch house will be fenced off for the...
  22. Gotta get'um all - Passport Stamps

    As I have done for previous trip reports, the following link is a webpage my husband created of ALL the passport and bonus stamps he collected along the way. Reviewing the pages just gave me a fun...
  23. NPS Centennial Road Trip - Trip Statistics

    This was a great trip; a different type of trip for us, and successful. We knew it was going to be hot and humid so we had to stay in motels, more than normal. We had a goal of visiting as many NPS...
  24. Utah & Back home again to Arizona!

    September 7-8

    I forgot to add this picture to the last post, loving the western sunsets!
    Hovenweep Sunset - 9/6
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    Before...
  25. New Mexico - Utah

    September 5 & 6

    We were ready to move on, heading home, but we wanted to visit a few sites on our way home. A favorite site is Chaco Culture NHP, the drive into the park is a bit rough, but doable...
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