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Roper Lake State ParkTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 03 2014
outdoor_lover
Hiking5.00 Miles 150 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
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First of a few Triplogs from an 8 Day Camping/Scenic Drive/Hiking/Birding/Photography Trip...It was time to get away for awhile...I visited old Favorites, New Favorites, old Haunts and a few unfamiliar places briefly to check them out for Future Trips....To Spare you guys a gazillion separate Triplogs, I've condensed my "Activities" by Location....It was a Good Trip....

I stayed at Roper Lake for 3 Nights. 2 Nights at the beginning of the Trip and then again on Night 7...Besides the fact that I just Love this Park, I also had Personal Appointments in Safford on Days 3 and 8, so it was handily close and had the wonderful Convenience of Hot Showers... :D I Car Camped, Hiked and Birded while I was there, meeting up with Chad a few times for Laps around the Lake or just to visit.... :)

Day 1: Car Camp
I left the Phoenix area right after Johnr1's Memorial Service...How fitting it was to drive up through Devil's Canyon and past Oak Flat, reminiscing about the fact that John left this Earth being somewhere he enjoyed immensely and doing what he loved...I also found out at his Service that I would also be spending a little time in the Playgrounds of his Youth... :)

As always the Drive through the Canyon and through the Reservation is Visually Rewarding as well, especially in the late Afternoon Light...I always want to stop and take Photos, but I knew that if I started doing that, I wouldn't make Roper until late Evening, so I refrained... this time... :sweat: Arrived at Roper and Chad came by for a Visit and we got our normal Visit from the Resident Raccoons.... :D

Day 2: Car Camp/Birding
I overslept and woke up at the very Peak of a gorgeous Sunrise...After getting some Photos, I did a Lap around the Lake, Birding, waiting for Chad to get there for our Hike that Day....It was very Overcast and Dark in the Morning, making decent Photos a Challenge, but I did find some Birds...Chad arrived and we left for our Hike...(Separate Triplog) I spent the Night again at Roper and then left for my Appointment and next Destinations the next morning....

Day 7: Car Camp/Hiking
Got back to Roper after a Day Long Scenic Drive (Separate Triplog) and started a Hike around the Lake and up to the Mesa...Met Chad about halfway around and ended up doing another Lap as well. Visited for a bit after that and hit the sack....

Day 8: Birding
Had some time before my Appointment, so I went over to the Island and tried to capture some of the Waterfowl with the Camera out on the Lake...Checked out of the Park and continued on to Dankworth to visit that Park for awhile...(Separate Triplog)

Roper Lake never disappoints and will always be a Stopover/Destination for me...It was good to see it again.... :)
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