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Sunday, January 10, 2016

El nino Go Away

Hi all, I'm back
 Well pretty much better after that nasty upper respiratory infection. Thanks to all for the well wishes.

 The park was pretty full over New Years though not really the best of weather.

What's wrong with this pic?
We have had a lot of rain and snow on the mountain. It has crept down to 4000 feet. (the park is at about 3000 ft) We took  a drive through a pass on the south side of Mt Graham. Very pretty but Wendy says it can melt now.

 Over New Years we had a couple from our Wisconsin camping club stop in. John and Rita had joined the club about the time we went full time and as we only make one of the club outings a year we didn't know them real well. That has all changed as we played cards a few nights, ate out a couple times, and really had some fun trading stories. We took a ride with them to an old CCC camp just north of Safford. It was a cool day but the sun started to shine and that alone made things feel better. The Sanchez Civilian Corp Camp was only used for two years in 1935 & 1936. Efforts from the camp were mainly soil conservation in the area. I love checking out CCC stuff and am always amazed at the work accomplished by them. Still left here are partial walls of some of  the structures and some rocks outlining barracks. Also kinda cool we were able to check out where they had dumped the camp garbage. It still held many old steel cans some odd shaped glass bottles and even a few plate pieces.

We had a great time with John and Rita and look forward to seeing them down the road.