So we have always wanted to do an overnight, talked about it and never put one together. Thanks to Mark, we have this great spot to do just that. It’s a perfect opportunity to get away, hang with good people and, YES, Jeep. So if you are interested in camping, here ya go. If not, you can return on the same road and get home to your cozy bed. Some of us have been itching to camp…so here we go. It’s been a while for Chuck and I, since the kiddos were little, but loved it then, probably love it still.
MEET: McDonalds at Carefree Highway exit from the 17.
When: April 16, 9am. Leaving McD at 9:30 (as Brian says, early is on time, on time is late)
Where: Bloody Basin road to Sheep Bridge, camping at Seven Springs.
NO utilities, bring what ya got. Firewood, guessing mosquito repellent..water, food and camping stuff.
We picked up a little tent from Costco to start us out, sleeping bags and a mattress. We will do just sandwiches or something simple for lunch, then we can do a cookout for dinner.
We will bring our little grill and tables as usual, so bring what you want and we will have a good time.
Here is a link with good trail information, but check out You Tube too, always find good info there. Az Offroading
The trail follows Bloody Basin road for a ways, the jogs off on a Forest Service road, and wanders through the Agua Fria Monument to the Verde River. The Seven Springs Campground is no longer maintained by the Forest Service, so it’s…rustic.
You can download the trail from FunTreks if you have a GPS and want to track it.
Sheep Bridge was built to cross sheep across the Verde.
Let us know if you plan to go so we can save you a spot!!
See you all on the trail in April.