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11/20/2019 5:07:11 PM
Posted: 8/2/2009 6:32:11 PM EST
Wife and I wanted to get out of the heat of Phoenix so we decided that a retreat to 7,000 feet might be just the trick. We drove along the Mogollong Rim and then camped at a remote lake. Here are some pics:


The Forest service was doing a controlled burn:







We stopped at Clear Creek on the 95 and I caught a couple of little crawdads:















Blue Ridge Reservoir:



My wife was absolutely fascinated by the cows on the way to:



Breakfast pic (chorizo and eggs with cilantro, onions, and cheese):





Bucket o' delicious crawdads that a nice gentleman gave us:



Link Posted: 8/2/2009 6:34:59 PM EST
Beautiful! Looks like you had a great time.
Nice old-model Ruger.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 6:35:30 PM EST
Nice Pics, def very different looking from Southern AZ, the only place I've driven through in AZ.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 6:39:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By possumlivingdotcom:
Beautiful! Looks like you had a great time.
Nice old-model Ruger.


Thank you. It's actually a Herter's from West Germany. My uncle gave it to me. The trigger is nowhere near as good as on a Ruger, but it goes bang boom every time and you can't beat the price. I think I'll start carrying it more, but I need a better holster.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 6:46:46 PM EST
When I was stationed out at Luke, we used to head out to Bear Canyon Lake.

The Rim is beautiful.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 6:51:15 PM EST
Cool trip thanks for posting the pics.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 6:54:36 PM EST
Very nice! 10/10
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 6:57:46 PM EST
Really cool man, might have to make that one of my stops on my trip around the US
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 7:16:21 PM EST
I hear Tell Sackett's hole'd up there someplace livin in a cave with a she Panther....
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 7:19:22 PM EST
SHHHH dont show people these pics man.. Folks, Arizona is all hot desert! There nothing to see here, move on.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 7:21:35 PM EST
That's up in my stomping grounds

Looks like you had a good time.

9/10 on the breakfast pics.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 7:24:18 PM EST
I've recently discovered Louis L'amour's books and a lot of his stories take place in the Muggy-owns. Now, thanks to you, I know what he's talking about and it sure is beautiful.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 7:49:38 PM EST
My dad used to live in Payson (located within the Mogollon Rim), that whole area up there is beautiful!!


Funny sign there in town at a liquor store that read "Rim Liquor".
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 8:08:51 PM EST
damn that looks like fun.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 8:26:26 PM EST
Where did you make camp? Looks like long lake maybe?
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 8:28:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By GENESMITH:
My dad used to live in Payson (located within the Mogollon Rim), that whole area up there is beautiful!!


Funny sign there in town at a liquor store that read "Rim Liquor".




I love camping up there.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 8:31:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/2/2009 8:32:16 PM EST by bluefalcon]
Where did you make camp? Looks like long lake maybe?



Might be. Weren't all that many people there. It sure would be nice if it stayed that way.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 8:32:31 PM EST
I hope you were able to avoid all the people. I wish I would have hit up Blue Ridge this summer.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 8:32:49 PM EST
very cool pics.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 9:08:50 PM EST
Originally Posted By mp_moody:
I hope you were able to avoid all the people. I wish I would have hit up Blue Ridge this summer.


There were very few people where we ended up. There were a lot of folks all over the Blue Ridge area, especially at the reservoir. Summer's not over. It's not too late to get up there and beat the heat for a weekend. I think we'll go again over Labor Day weekend.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 9:17:01 PM EST
I love going camping on the rim - seldom do we not see elk, deer, and a coyote or two. To get out of the heat and up in the pines is always a welcome thing to do.

Glad you were able to get out and have some fun.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 9:34:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By heffelfinger007:
Originally Posted By GENESMITH:
My dad used to live in Payson (located within the Mogollon Rim), that whole area up there is beautiful!!


Funny sign there in town at a liquor store that read "Rim Liquor".


http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v364/34/112/696375383/n696375383_4581058_6361.jpg

I love camping up there.




There is a smaller, painted sign closer to the street, which is a little more "on purpose".


Payson is a really nice placce. Loved hiking around and hearing all the elk up there.
Link Posted: 8/3/2009 2:30:07 PM EST
Neat Google maps photo of the Mogollon Rim:

Link Posted: 8/3/2009 3:44:54 PM EST
Looks like a great place, thanks for the pics. & nice hunk of iron too.
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