When we booked four more days at Catalina State Park, we were closed out of the main camp grounds but found a home in overflow. This is really just a open parking lot with assigned spots along the perimeter.
We’re not sure why but the campers in overflow are a much more social group. We spent a pleasant four days here hiking, biking and meeting new people.
Since our stay in January the Catalina Mountains have received a bit of snow and it was melting during this stay.
What was usually a dry wash had become a broad expanse of flowing water.
Reaching the hiking trails required wading across. No problem.
Pat met up with some fellow bird nerds for some comradely bird watching. Pat’s favorite sighting that day was a Broad Billed Hummingbird.
After a lovely sunset we headed north to Lake Pleasant Regional Park on the northwest side of Phoenix.
Our new backyard view
Lake Pleasant is a large lake with 114 miles of shoreline. It was federally constructed as part of the Central Arizona Project. Most of the water comes from the Colorado River and supplies the needs of Phoenix and Tucson.
The park provides lots of opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking and biking.