Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Short Road Trip To Madera Canyon

I gave my sister a ride to MVD today in Green Valley. Since we were so close to Madera Canyon we took a ride up to see how things looked with all the rain. It was beautiful up there in that mountain of green trees and wild flowers along the road.

We sat at the bird feeding center at Santa Rita Lodge. We sat there for quite sometime enjoying the gentle cool breeze. Then drove up little higher. We headed back down as I wanted to check out the little camp ground there. There isn't any electric or water hook ups but I don't need them anyway. Since I have the Access card it would only cost $5. a night and it is a 14 day stay. The sites aren't to large but are paved and there are bear storage boxes at each site, grills, and tables. Some had fire pits. We notice some water faucets around but don't know if it is potable.

This picture was taken at dawn from my porch
 Wild flowers growing along the side of the road everywhere

Wild Turkey

Mexican Jay

Lesser Goldfinch

 Acorn Woodpecker
Black Chinned Hummingbird

Little Deer just munching away on the side of the road. We didn't
bother her in the least.
I know it's hard to see but this is a Dusky-capped Flycatcher or Rufous-winged Sparrow
Oh for that bigger camera.

Good Night All


  1. Sounds like a fun day in the hills communing with nature.

  2. Great pics! Madera canyon is one of my favorite places to explore.

  3. Love your pics today. All that wild life!

  4. Good morning John,

    I was a wonderful day and so good to get out in nature again. Madera Canyon is a must see if you ever come this way.

    Hello Nomad,

    It is such a change from the desert and yet so close.

    Hi Trouble,

    Thank You

  5. I really like the pictures. Makes me want to go camping!

  6. Hi Jim,
    Lets go! Glad you like my pictures.