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    Buckhorn Wash

    My idea of camping has always been in a trailer, with a 40-gallon water tank, full kitchen, and all the comforts of home. This weekend I decided to rough it, and headed down to Buckhorn Wash after work on Friday. I pretty much had the place all to myself--I only saw three other vehicles between Friday evening and the next morning. I did some hiking when I first got there, then I set up camp and started a fire to cook dinner on, drank a six pack and enjoyed the evening. Saturday morning I hiked around for a couple hours, then packed up camp before it got too hot. I spent the next few hours doing short hikes and sightseeing in Buckhorn Wash as I slowly headed toward home. Now is a great time to camp in the Swell, especially if you just do a one-nighter, arriving in the evening and leaving the next morning to avoid the heat. I don't think I've ever seen Buckhorn Wash so deserted on a weekend.

    Anyway, on to the pictures.

    Desert bighorn sheep standing on cliff above camp


    Granary


    My campsite


    The cliffs and ledges above camp


    View southeast from camp


    Dinner cooking on the fire


    Potatoes and fish for dinner


    The moon above the canyon walls


    Looking down on camp during a morning hike


    View southeast along Buckhorn Wash


    Buckhorn Beer can

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    Ever thought about throwing yer gear those four wheelers and camping along the trail? Might be fun.


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    Wow, the beer can has me thinking? The namesake of the area :D

    Great pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by accadacca
    Ever thought about throwing yer gear those four wheelers and camping along the trail? Might be fun.
    Yeah, I'm thinking that in early fall I might head out to Prickly Pear Flat and spend two nights, and do some hiking from the end of the ATV trail. There's a lot out there to explore, and I don't think many people go there ever. Should be fun.

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    I am from Slovenia and I would love one day to explore places like that in the US. There is just something epic about it.
    My newly started blog:
    Survival in Nature

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