2021 - 2022 Trip To The Southwest

Day 49, Lost Dutchman State Park, Apache Junction, AZ, Day 3

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021, Lost Dutchman State Park, Apache Junction, AZ, Day 3 - 0 Miles, 3,591.5 Miles for the Trip

Another partly cloudy day. At 1:20, the batteries are still at 76% and climbing slowly. I did my usual morning walk, checking out a couple of the sections of the campground that have hookups (water & electric). They are all filled or reserved, while there are a few dry sites available.

As it warmed up, I sat outside & took more hummingbird photos. My iBirds Photo Sleuth app tells me that it is 90% sure all the photos are of an Anna's Hummingbird. While they don't look the same, the neck colors change with the light. There is a 40% chance it is a Costa's Hummingbird. I'm no expert - I just take pictures of them.

Lost Dutchman - Anna's Hummingbird

Around 3:00 I headed for my last campground shower until at least February. Dark & cold - almost as if the AC was on. A medium pressure shower head (the same one I carry) but the water volume is kept low. A long time to warm up, and then only lukewarm. There is a shower curtain, but it is 1' off the floor so the entire drying area floor gets wet. Large shower room, medium drying area with bench and 2 hooks. Overall, a C at best.

Back at the trailer a flock of Gambel's Quail stopped by. They didn't hang around for photos, but I caught a few.

Gambel's Quail

The clouds mostly went away, so I sat out the rest of the afternoon reading. Of course just as I settled outside the clouds came back. I added a sweatshirt & sat out anyway.

Dinner was a turkey Bubba Burger & a salad.

Until Tomorrow -


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