Winter 2016 travel blog

Cochise Stronghold sign

View in the valley of the stronghold

View of horses in the valley of the stronghold

The Mountians from outside the stronghold

The Mountians from outside the stronghold


We traveled Hwy 10 to Willcox, AZ staying at Magic Circle RV Park. Very friendly people here! We chose to stay here as there are several places to visit that caught my attention from the first time through here; Cochise Stronghold and the Chiricahua Mountains. One morning's adventure took us down US 191 toward Douglas and the Mexican border to Cochise Stronghold. Dale was less than thrilled, once again, with my choice as we had to travel a distance on unimproved roads. He must admit, it was worth the trip. This stronghold is up in the Dragoon Mountains and was a safe haven for Cochise and his tribe of Apache Indians to hide out from the U.S. Calvary. It has become a favorite camping site to many and is beautiful country.

Our next day trip took us to the Chiricahua Mountains. Unfortunately for us, the road beyond the Visitor's Center is closed for construction and won't reopen until approx. April 10, 2016 so we weren't able to take the drive up through these mountains. On top of that, we were going to take a hike recommended by the National Park host, but it started snowing. Not our day to visit this site so it means we will have to come back!

Upon returning back to Willcox, we decided to have lunch at Big Tex BBQ restaurant which is located in an old railroad car. Not our favorite and no comparison to Lum's in Junction, TX.

Onto our McKenzie International Travel Club Rally in Yuma, AZ.



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