Old Gleeson Jailhouse, Gleeson Ghost Town, Arizona

Exploring Arizona Ghost Towns of the Turquoise Mining District

Southeast Arizona is famous for its old western mining towns like Bisbee, Tombstone, and Patagonia but if you're looking for some history without the touristy fanfare check out the ghost towns of Gleeson and Courtland.

Rockhounding for Fire Agate – Round Mountain Rockhound Area, Duncan, Arizona

Round Mountain Rockhound Area is one of two Fire Agate collecting areas (Black Hills Rockhound Area and Round Mountain Rockhound Area) on land under the authority of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in southeastern Arizona. The ground is littered with white chalcedony and bits of red.  I saw more sparkles of fire in the material here than at Black Hills...

rockhounding for fire agate at black hills rockhound area arizona

Rockhounding for Fire Agate – Black Hills Rockhound Area, Safford, Arizona

Black Hills Rockhound Area is one of two Fire Agate collecting areas in southeastern Arizona on land under the authority of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  We visited in early November with the Ocotillos glowing in autumnal shades of ruby, copper, and gold before the dark rocky outcroppings of the aptly named Black Hills. Oh, how I love being in these places, whether I find a pretty rock or not.

Harvest Host camping at Cattle Rest Saloon

Campsite Review – Cattle Rest Saloon & RV Park, Wilcox, AZ

Cattle Rest Saloon and RV Park, makes for a perfect overnighter along I-10 through SE Arizona. We stayed at Cattle Rest utilizing our Harvest Host membership which means that we dry camped for free with the expectation of being customers...

Boondocking at Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

Boondocking Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

Boondocking Kofa National Wildlife Refuge...stumbling upon history, wildlife, and cholla.