With the temperatures rising and starting to surpass 100 degrees, it was time for us to raise the jacks and get the wheels rolling in a northerly direction. Our two month stay in Phoenix, Arizona, was filled with lots of socializing, some home maintenance projects, and plenty of hiking surrounded by beautiful scenery, vegetation and interesting critters.
I don’t know about you, but I never tire of fantastic scenery dotted with wildflowers. During our first week back in the valley of the sun, we hiked at the Superstition Mountains as much as possible, which wasn’t nearly enough. It never is. If I haven’t already told you, well even if I have ….. I love, love, love hiking here .
We were first introduced to this area about five years ago during our six-week road trip with our brand new 5th Wheel. It was also during this trip back in 2012 when we were enlightened on the concept of full-time RVing. My how time flies …. fond memories!
I truly enjoy my time in the desert southwest, but it’s not for everyone and there are dangers to be aware of.
As the temperatures soar, the snakes come out making me a very cautious hiker. Last spring I had a rather close call that rattled me.
And then of course, the extreme temperatures are not to be taken lightly. Folks seem to underestimate how dangerous the sun and heat can be and hiking trail rescues become a regular occurrence during spring and summer.
Our time in Phoenix may have come to a temporary end, but our time in Arizona has not. We’re now comfortably parked in Prescott Valley, a mere one hour plus drive north of Phoenix and are settled into a nice campsite for the next couple of months. I have some favorite places around here that I’m looking forward to revisiting.
Oh, and one final thought……
Happy Cinco de Mayo – what’s for dinner? I made these delicious hatch chili hamburgers and they were so yummy especially paired with grilled asparagus and a tall margarita. If anyone’s interested, I’ll share the recipe in an upcoming post. All you have to do is ask 😉