Cave Creek Canyon (Chiricahua National Monument) September 2016

This is our second camping trip to the Chiricahua Mountains in southeast Arizona. Our first was in September 2014 and we had wanted to go again in 2015 but chose to stay closer to home.

The photos below were taken from my smartphone at two separate locations; our Stewart Campground site and the John Hands Campground which is no longer a developed campground.

We stayed at the Stewart Campground, like we did in 2014 but may be considering a stay at the Sunny Flat Campground on our next visit.


One of many (more than a dozen) deer we came close to.

Already looking forward to next season!


Riggs Flat Lake (Mt Graham) July 2016

Our camping trip to Riggs Flat Lake on Mt Graham (near Safford, AZ) was one of the best trips we’ve had together.

Camino de Oeste Hike May 2016

This is a wonderful hike. Not too difficult to take on as the temperatures continue to rise.

Pima Canyon Trail Hike May 2016

Great day to get out for a hike. Although the temperatures are getting up there! Pima Canyon is one of our standard trails.

Madera Canyon Hike May 2016

Madera Canyon, south of Tucson, AZ was a great way to get our hiking season going in 2016. We got as far as Bog Spring. Click here to download a PDF map of Madera Canyon or visit the Friends of Madera Canyon website for more information.