Springtime Camping Adventure
The weather had been warming up and we wanted to give high desert camping a try. The coolest uncle was game and arrived a day early to secure a spot for us. As soon as the kids were out of school, we loaded the truck, dog and my husband hopped on his motorcycle. This location is perfect because it’s only an hour or so outside of Phoenix. It’s remote enough that you need a high clearance or all wheel drive vehicle to access. I had fun driving the truck in 4x4 mode to get over parts of the road that were washed out.
When we arrived, everything was set up, and my uncle had tamales and beer waiting for us! He even set up an extra tent for us to use so we didn’t have to get our tent trailer out of storage. It was like having an Air B and B of campsites. The spot closest to the creek was available, and all ours. The kids and Sheba immediately flocked to the water and clothes were soaked, despite it cooling off rapidly.
The temperature went from 80 to a balmy 30 degrees at night! I woke up at one point in the night to find both kids snuggled between us, and Sheba huddled at our feet. Luckily I brought extra blankets and covered her up. In the morning, the sun rose as did the temperature, and the kids were back in the water. I love this spot and can’t wait to go back.