Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Roosevelt, Arizona, United States

Feb 2, 2019 - Roosevelt Lake

Day 25. Saturday 2nd February Cactus. Cactus & Cacti. Thousands of them everywhere, especially the great big Saguro Cacti, they stick up everywhere with their arms outstretched. The land around is pretty flat with low scrub mainly & these Cacti pop up everywhere all around. Some of them must be nearly fifteen feet tall & all covered with vicious spikes. There are a lot of different Cacti here as well but none as impressive as the Saguro. We took the opportunity to visit the nearby National Tonto Memorial Park back alongside the Roosevelt &...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Southwest USA - 2019

Feb 1, 2019 - On The Road Again

Day 24. Friday 1st February We left the camp about 8am heading South & East. The land was pretty flat but surrounded by mountains in the distance. It was probably a high level plain being about 3,000ft above sea level. The mountains to the North around the Sedona area were mainly beautiful red/brown but as we got nearer the ones to the South they were a darker brown & the vegetation changed from a low scrub to more grass with small round trees spread around. As we went up & through the mountain passes the trees became more abundant & we...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Southwest USA - 2019

Apr 6, 2015 - Back at it!

Hi Everyone, Well, we have been back in Arizona since August. Had a temporary change of plans. But we are back on the road and have been since November 2014. We stayed at Roosevelt Lake from November through most of January. Stayed at Windy Hill, Coyote Camp Ground. There are hot showers and facilities, but it is a dry camp. Great views and hikes. Many visits by our son Ben and his friends who caught many large cat fish. We were able to continue our annual hike up South Mountain in Phoenix with friends and Family on New Years Day 2015....

Jump to full entry

Feb 4, 2013 - Apache Trail

The Salt River begins in the White Mountains and brings the water that Phoenix drinks to southern Arizona. It rains here more than we realized, but the rain comes unevenly, mostly in January and July/August during what the locals call the monsoon season. When Mother Nature was still in charge, this meant that the river would flood and cause damage to roads and bridges, and then dwindle away to nothingness. Local farmers begged for relief. In the early 1920's a dam was built to harness the river and supply hydroelectric power. In some...

Jump to full entry

Jan 27, 2012 - What you mean WE white man?

We are in Tonto National Forest just outside of Roosevelt AZ. What a day and what a trip. All told we probably travelled less than 50 miles but oh boy! We left the campground about 10:30 heading on what appears to be a three day loop trip in central Arizona. We stopped off at Canyon Lake, then to Tortilla Flats. What an interesting place. They have a saloon and restaurant where instead of bars stools they are horse saddles. Every square inch of wall space had dollar bills stapled on it. We left and almost immediately we saw the sign...

Jump to full entry

Mar 20, 2011 - Roosevelt Lake, Arizona

We are here on a lake in Arizona. To answer your question, yes, there are lakes in Arizona. We have been to this one before and it is so beautiful we just had to come back. It is in mid-eastern Arizona, about 70 miles from Phoenix and is part of the Salt River Project. It is 25 miles long with 112 miles of shoreline. It is in desert surrounded by mountains that come right up to the shoreline. It is a National Forest park with no power and last year there was hardly anyone here so it was nice and quiet and peaceful. What we didn't figure on...

Jump to full entry

Mar 3, 2010 - Ah, peace and quiet

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 Finally pulled up stakes and moved to a real CG. Feels great to be in a “regular” type campground AND we are not far from a large reservoir lake and still surrounded by mountains, some snow capped. We did get rain last weekend but not too much. An inch fell in some spots around Phoenix but they still managed to finish the PGA tournament going on there. I couldn’t get any of it on tv strangely enough. We finished watching all the Olympic stuff and played some more pickle ball. We both banged our knees up a little...

Jump to full entry

Dec 5, 2009 - Theodore Roosevelt Lake, AZ

We arrived at Roosevelt Lake about 5 pm. Actually, we arrived at the Visitors Center about 4:55 p.m. The office closes at 4 pm. So we headed for the Windy Hill Campground. This recreation area is in the Tonto National Forest with only dry camping available. My online research indicated that there are over 300 sites at Windy Hill. We did call and verify that the campground was open to 40 foot rigs. The web site indicated 30 foot maximum. Turns out, these web sites will indicate the smallest length available. Generally, there are only a...

Jump to full entry

Nov 27, 2009 - A Day on the Apache Trail

A National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways said this about the road we were going to travel: "Shadowing the ancient footpaths of Apache Indians, this partly unpaved route claims more than its share of switchbacks and spectacular views as it skirts the craggy Superstition Mountains just east of Phoenix, plunges into the sheer rock canyons of the Salt River, and encounters brilliant blue desert lakes. In places along the spine-tingling section between Tortilla Flat and Theodore Roosevelt Dam, the road drops 1,500 feet in...

Jump to full entry

Mar 2, 2009 - Lost Dutchman Days in Apache Junction

Another week of great weather. Temps well into the 80s and expected to be in the 90s before it cools down to the mid 70s next week. Hard to believe we are into our last few weeks here. The time has just flown by. We plan on leaving here on the 22nd of March, heading up to Sedona, Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon where we will spend about 3 days sightseeing. After that we are heading up through Yellowstone with our eventual entry into Canada south of Calgary. We will meet Brooke and Terry at Canmore where we will be staying with my cousins for...

Jump to full entry

Feb 24, 2009 - Road trip to worlds largest masonry dam! And the road from hell!

We got up early this morning and head for Globe. It is about 50 miles from Apache Junction. Globe is copper mining town and about 100 years old. Nice old town with a traditional Main Street full of history. But what we did notice was the huge open pit mines and mountains of mine tailings. Sure beat the hell out of the desert/mountain scenery. Didn't include any pictures as it wasn't that nice looking. After we left Glad we were back to the desert we love. Headed for Roosevelt Lake which is man made and on the Salt River. There are many of...

Jump to full entry

Oct 31, 2007 - Trip to Roosevelt Dam Via Globe, AZ

Florence, AZ Weather Information about Sagauro Cactus Information about Tucson, AZ Information about Apache Trail, AZ Information about Saguaro National Park in Tucson, AZ, AZ Information about Superstition Mountains in Arizona Information about Roosevelt Dam Wednesday, Oct. 31 Hello Family and Friends, And another great day in dry Arizona including a ring around the moon and a trip to Roosevelt Dam. My day started early at 2:30 AM when Martha and Bailey need to go. While they were doing their thing, I looked up at the stars since I...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com