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Big Bug Mesa Camping Trip, AZ
mini location map2019-08-18
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Big Bug Mesa Camping Trip, AZ 
Big Bug Mesa Camping Trip, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 18 2019
kelly14
Hiking0.89 Miles 138 AEG
Hiking0.89 Miles      46 Mns   1.16 mph
138 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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Wife is 37 weeks pregnant and wanted to get 1 last camping trip in before she gives birth. Really like Big Bug Mesa And isn’t too far from the valley. Remembered we saw a cool campsite last summer and decided to claim it as ours this weekend. We had an early start and good thing because not 1 hour after we got there someone came by asking when we were leaving. Then 45 minutes later another person lol. And over the course of the weekend at least 4-5 more people. Apparently next weekend is opening day of deer and this is the prime spot everyone wants. No one pushed us out but every person made a point to say they come here every year....

Regardless we enjoyed our weekend and managed a nice short hike. Wildlife was out in force. We saw 4 deer, over 10 turkeys, and a coyote this weekend. The cattle were everywhere as well and ya might say too friendly. At 1 point a mama cow walked thru the middle of our site looking for her calf. Kinda makes you anxious when you have a toddler running around.. and they also decided to sleep next to us that night. Noisy neighbors for sure.

Enjoyed our last little adventure before baby #2 makes his/her arrival in these next 3 weeks or so.

For anyone in the future ever considering this site high clearance and 4wd is a necessity....

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Davis Spring Number Two Dripping Dripping
More of just a pool in the rocks than a spring. Still had water in it this dry monsoon season. Cattle have fouled it though.
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