Parker Canyon Lake

My son had a four day weekend so we did what we always do:  we went camping.  I think it was one of our best trips.  It was simply one of those right time, right place, right weather kind of trips. I found the whole long weekend very restful.

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Yup the sky was that blue.

It felt like Spring.  Cold air, warm sun and a bit of a blustery breeze.  We hiked, we sat around the campfire, we went to bed early.  We read.  We didn’t do much of anything except relax into the moment.

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We hiked all the way around the lake, about 4.5 miles.

 

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We hiked over to a small creek and explored.

The campground is called Lakeview but for the RV section it should be called “Lakenear” Campground.  Tenters have a nice lake view though.

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Ducks.

 

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Parker Canyon Lake is at 5400′.  That helped explain the cooler air even though we went South from Tucson.  The lake is about 30 miles south of Sonoita, AZ just a few miles from the Mexican border.

 

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Even the dog was happy.

 

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Headed back to the campsite after following the dirt road that turned into a weedy two-track and  then into a wash.

Pure bliss.

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