Sunday, December 30, 2018

Lost Dutchman State Park: Know Before You Go

Our camping trip was coming to a close...we were scheduled to stay at the Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction, Arizona for two nights before heading northward to stay with friends and family on our way home.

We pulled into our site only to find the most dreaded sound possible: A VERY OLD GENERATOR. Sigh. T graciously asked the "neighbors" to abide by camp rules (limited generator hours), and they did. But now we had a decision to make. Stay here two nights as planned knowing that we were upwind from a very old and smelly generator in the rain or stick it out for a night and then head out. We opted for the best of all worlds: Stay a night, get in the hiking we wanted each day and then head out.
Trekking and Geocaching

We made the best of the generator situation by having dinner out during the evening generator window from 5-7pm. Whoop! No dishes tonight! Burgers are scrumptious at Dirtwater Springs in Apache Junction.
Wild Boar or Javalina?

TIP: If you want to avoid the generator situation, give the park a call to find out the best camping area. There are many, many campsites and they will most likely have some great advice.

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