Except for a brief stint in Las Vegas for the holidays, we've been boondocking in different locations all winter and haven't stayed at a campground. Because we've chosen to attend some popular events like the RV show at Quartzsite and the Fireworks Festival at Lake Havasu, we've found ourselves in the company of other RV'ers the entire winter.
The downside to this is we've had to put up with generators running at most hours of the day and campsites where we might only be ten feet or so from another rig. Even at Mittry Lake, in Yuma, AZ, where we were at least a quarter mile from our nearest neighbor, that neighbor had a loud and annoying generator we could hear loud and clear. That tends to ruin the boondocking experience for us.
So after 12 days at the Casino Del Sol in Tucson hiking, eating, and catching up with a friend, we decided it was time to get back out into the public lands where there are no neighbors, no road noise, and uninterrupted views.
We're camped now in the Coronado National Forest outside of Patagonia, AZ. All we can see are a few lights from the town at night. The forest road we're perched way above has almost zero traffic, and there are no man-made objects to obscure our 360 degree views.
Ahhh beautiful solitude. Tonight we grill Idaho elk steaks and drink Napa Valley merlot.