Originally Posted by hikingjer
On the drive out, I checked out the pass in between Jerome and Chino Valley. Plenty of places to hang up there. That ponderosa pine forest country around Mingus Mtn and Woodchute on the Prescott N.F.
looks superficially like much of central and eastern Oregon. Arizona isn't all desert. There are a lot of places to hang from in the backcountry but campsites must be researched and planned upon. A lot of the national forests have places to hang.
Eventually, I got back on the road, did a lengthy dayhike to the Grand Wash Cliffs (west end of the Grand Canyon) out of Pearce Ferry on Lake/Tamarisk Hell "Lake" Mead and a shortie in Mt Nutt Wilderness near Kingman.
Since it's not summer, I'm thinking Arizona is better overall than Washington for hiking, hanging, wild areas, and other outdoors activities even when considering The North Cascades
. Car camping in the treeless Arizona desert with a Byer Madera
and a car or a Byer Vario
. Washington is outstanding in summer. But, it's too cloudy and rainy the rest of the year. Arizona is just too hot in summer.
Sorry to hear about the car miseries! But otherwise, SWEET! Oh boy, I'm real familiar with car camping in that Mingus Mtn/Jerome vicinity- I love that area!
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