Tonto National Monument HOG Chapter Challenge Summer 2018

Planned route Tonto Basin, Tonto National Monument, Globe Planned Stops Tonto Basin Marketplace 1st fuel stop, Tonto National Monument to see cliff dwellings, Guayo’s On the Trail in Globe for lunch, Shell station in Globe for 2nd fuel stop, home Ride Conditions It was a little cool starting out but warmed up nicely by the... Continue Reading →

Roper Lake State Park

Roper Lake State Park After a long day of driving or hiking, the natural hot springs at Roper Lake State Park are inviting and invigorating. Enjoy desert vegetation, an accessible fishing dock, and stunning views of Mount Graham. Roper Lake is stocked with Large mouth bass and Rainbow trout; it’s a great place for kids... Continue Reading →

Lyman Lake State Park

Created as an irrigation reservoir by damming the Little Colorado River, Lyman Lake State Park is a 1,200-acre park that encompasses the shoreline of a 1,500-acre reservoir at an elevation of 6,000 feet. It is fed by snow melt from the slopes of Mount Baldy and Escudilla Mountain, the second and third highest mountains in... Continue Reading →

Fool Hollow Lake State Park

Imagine camping in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest among 100-foot pine trees beside a quiet lake watching majestic great blue herons at a cool 6,300 feet in elevation. Year-round camping, fishing, picnicking, boating and wildlife viewing opportunities make Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area a popular place. This 800-acre, cool, country recreation area with a 150-acre lake... Continue Reading →

Homolovi State Park

  About the Park: Ancestral Hopi Villages In the high grassland of 14th century northern Arizona, an ancient people found a home along the Little Colorado River. These people, the Hisat'sinom (known to archaeologists as the Anasazi), paused in their migrations to till the rich flood plain and sandy slopes before continuing north to join... Continue Reading →

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

 We made it to the entrance to the Tonto Natural Bridge park at 4:30 pm and they had already closed entry into the park. The park hours are 9 am- 5 pm for winter hours.  However you can't enter after 4pm.  So we stopped to take the pictures we needed for our HOG state park... Continue Reading →

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

A six-mile reach of the river is known as the Verde River Greenway State Natural Area. Its unique ecosystem, the Cottonwood and Willow riparian gallery forest, is one of less than 20 such riparian zones in the world. Life along the river changes with the seasons, giving visitors a glimpse of the numerous species of... Continue Reading →

Riordan Mansion State Park

about the park Built in 1904 for two Riordan families, Riordan Mansion is an impressive reminder of gracious living in a small, territorial logging town. The historic building is an Arizona treasure — a remarkable example of Arts and Crafts style architecture featuring a rustic exterior of log-slab siding, volcanic stone arches, and hand-split wooden... Continue Reading →

Jerome State Historic Park

Minnie and I have been to this state park before.   We did walk around inside the visitors center but we did not spend much time walking around the grounds looking at the mine well-head and the other mining  equipment they have on display.  The views of the Verde Valley are spectacular. This is a... Continue Reading →

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