Camping in the Southwest

We thought we’d share some of our favorite camping locations from our Southwest trip in February/March 2016. We didn’t get reservations for any of these places ahead of time. The trick is to show up early enough in the day (before noon is best). And, having a manageable length vehicle (22 foot Ford Transit van) […]

Chiricahua National Monument

We’d been waiting for a month for road construction at the Chiricahua National Monument to be completed before visiting. With time running out, we took a chance that a spot would be open at Bonita Canyon, the monument’s campground. Arriving at 8:30 am Monday morning did the trick, and we scored the only open spot […]

Fort Bowie National Historic Site

While camping for two nights at a great BLM site called Indian Bread Rocks, we visited the Fort Bowie National Historic Site in southeastern Arizona. The fort is unusual in that visitors must hike a couple of miles in from the parking area. Walking through the valley approaching the fort threads you past an old […]