Well, we finally decided to go to the area just south of Cleator, AZ on New year's Day to do some scouting and look for a campsite. Well I had quite the "adventure" my husband says I was lost.
The day starts off, we get to Cleator and make a left on FR 101, take it to the location where Turkey Creek and Poland Creek merge together. The road goes on, but the husband did want to cross it. Okay, so anyway, we stop let the kids play a little in the sand and rocks, then my husand and my sister-in-laws boyfriend want to go to a flat spot they saw coming up the road, I said hey I will meet you there, which was only about 150 yards from where we were. I said I will follow the creek and meet you there. I following the creek alright, I just kept going and going and going, until about 3 1/2 hours later, some hunters I had spoken to earlier saw my sister-in-laws boyfriend and told him that I was in town, he called my husband (cell phone worked out there) to tell him I was in town. While I was in town I spoke to the bartender, I will call her Marge, she just looked like one. When I asked to use the phone she asked if it was long distance, to which I replied, it's in Phoenix and her response in a almost condisending "Well, that's long distance." I am thinking, I didn't know it was long distance. She also said "Well, we don't got no long distance".
I also met "Wyatt Erap", who was very nice by the way and let me use his cell phone to call my husband, but they were already on their way.
My husband was out tracking my boot prints and all the while I was following these other boot prints, he was thinking somone had taken me, because the bigger boot prints were right next to mine and his mind started to just go crazy. He was highly upset when he saw me to say the least.
Repercussions of this event are.....I cannot go wondering off alone anymore.
We went back that Thursday (Jan 3) to camp at the "flat spot". We sort of hike lots of mountains, with no trails and the second day we hike Turkey creek to a mine area, that looks like they tried to dam it up at one point a long long time ago. There are some very neat things to look at. Very nice area.