Move Day today. You can only stay at Gilbert Ray Campground for seven days and then they make you leave. You have to be gone for seven days before you can come back into the campground. Except for the killer vegetation, I really liked it here, people were nice, scenery was nice and the price was right – only $20 a night. Take that, Marriott.
I had to dump tanks and fill up my fresh water. I would only have electricity at Picacho Peak State Park. It was a short drive only forty minutes but the landscape changed quite a bit. Whereas before it was all desert and those nasty killer plants, now, all of a sudden there is some scruffy grass. The Saguaros are still here though.
The focal point of this park is the Peak. I have to decide tomorrow morning whether or not I will climb the Peak. There are several trails in the park but the one that goes to the peak is described “The route is steep and twisting, with steel cables (gloves are recommended) anchored into the rock in places where the surface is bare. This is a difficult but rewarding hike. “ I'll have to think on this a bit.
|View from My Lawn chair|
|Picacho Peak - am I going to climb it?|