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Review of Roosevelt Lake Cholla Campground Tonto National Forest

Roosevelt Lake is stunning. Picture brilliant blue water, deep green mesquite trees, and soaring saguaro cacti surrounded by rust colored cliffs on one side and the Sonoran desert on the other. The Tonto National Forest went into overdrive when deciding how many campsites to develop At Cholla campground. There are five loops and each loop Continue Reading

Bananas, Bread, Bullets and Batteries

When you travel through a small town you see interesting combinations of retail offerings. You expect higher prices — sometimes much higher prices such as $4 for a can of beans — and a limited selection. If the store is near a lake, fishing gear and bait are displayed along with sunscreen and paper towels. Continue Reading

Some People Are Just Rude

I know that millennials — those between the ages of 20 to 30 years — have the reputation of being self-centered. Well we had an unpleasant experience with four college students last night. Lake Roosevelt has a few campsites that are placed too close together. The site in back and to the east of us Continue Reading

The Silence of the Night in the Desert?

Not really. You’d think being miles out in the desert would be complete silence at night. No traffic. No music. Not heater or air conditioner. We usually camp in a tents only campground or loop so no generators from the RVs. Last night we were woken by two owls hooting to each other, I couldn’t Continue Reading

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Well it is for Arizona. In Phoenix, as well as Roosevelt Lake where we are, the low temps are supposed to be in the high 30’s. Keyword there is supposed to. Our thermometer registered 32 degrees and there was ice in the dog water bowl. How do we survive? His name is Little Buddy, a Continue Reading