This area has really grabbed at our heart-strings. We love it here and when that happens we hate to leave! This past week we have been busy hiking, geocaching and sightseeing.
There are trails out of our campground that go around the lake to other campgrounds. Ralph, Dale and I have taken advantage of these trails to get some much needed exercise.
We have gotten back into GeoCaching because it is fun and gives us an opportunity to see places that we wouldn’t normally see! 🙂
Ralph hasn’t tried this sport yet (yes, can you believe that) so we introduced him to Geocaching and he has honed in his senses to find treasures in the desert.
At night we hear the coyotes howling. Yep, like right in our campground. Morgan’s hair goes up and she rumbles out some warning barks. Annie stays in the house! We have seen a cardinal, eagles, lizards, rats, squirrels, bunnies, and these beautiful creatures.
We took a Parks Service tour that showed us the habitat of Salado people (Ancient People) who lived here 850 years ago. The big question around Arizona is where did all these people go as they seemed to have disappeared. The answer differs with who ever you are talking to! However, the consensus seems to be they joined up with the Anasazi people in New Mexico.
Last but certainly not least – Roosevelt Dam. Built between 1903 and 1911 and redone in 1996 because the flood waters ran over the top of the dam. They raised it 77 feet. It is magnificent.
On one Geocache find we went to the Roosevelt cemetary. Here is buried those that died while building the dam in those early years.
Tomorrow I will share our adventure up Hwy 88! WoooWeee…..