After traveling through Cave Creek during biker week for two days, S and I found refuge in Tonto National Forest. Our campsite was four times the size of our Joshua Tree site, giving us plenty of space to explore. The Tonto National forest spans across 2,873,200 acres. Some areas were covered in Saguaro cactus while others were dense with pine trees, including the ponderosa pine that gives off a fresh vanilla sent. Read more to see images from our campsite and afternoon hike in Tonto National Forest!
The perfect hammocks from Eagles Nest Outfitters
I'm not sure if it was the pine trees or all the Smokey the Bear statues, but something about our campsite made me feel like we time traveled to the 70's. Sun bleached beige informational signs barely held onto the "news board", the white paint was peeling off of the Ranger Auditorium board, and educational signs contained phrases like "far out" and "to the max".
I was inspired to blend in to the 70's grooves and choose an outfit accordingly. Birkenstocks? Check. Soft, beige, cutoff tee? Check. Cuffed denim shorts with a rainbow detail? Check, check. I tossed on a glass flower necklace my mom passed on to me and we were ready to go.
Pool Side Old School Short: Billabong
I have an irrational desire to hug cute cacti.
Dreaming of S'mores
Next stop... A secluded cabin in Kaibab State Forest!
Till next time,