A little way of the beaten path--down quite a few miles of dirt roads--this national grassland the perfect place for a pit stop and a hike. Here's what you need to know about visiting Pawnee Buttes.
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Who pooped in the van?
Never ever is that a question you want to have to ask.
I parked at the last picnic spot above the lake, layered up, and hopped out. And then immediately jumped back in. Definitely gonna need my vest out there!
I made plans. Rearranged them. Then altered them once more. There is always a detour somewhere, so I knew these plans were in no way solidified.
Thus I found myself on the road a day ahead of schedule.
3.5 hours northeast of Phoenix is a section of land you could easily drive right through without a thought of stopping to look around – from the car it looks fairly flat and somewhat monochromatic.
You would, however, be missing out.
In a big way.
30 minutes in, I lost the trail. I didn’t know I was lost until I saw the actual trail again.
8:22 am. The valley sprawled out ahead of us, empty of visitors but full of adventures.
Things I’ve decided to do:
So I guess this weekend was a super bonus excursion for items 1-3.