Box Canyon Blog: ‘Romancing the stones’

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WASHINGTON — Suffice it to say, the weather’s been cold and wet here (and everywhere). We’ve tried to not let it interfere with getting outside. You see, during inclement spells Goldie tends to shrink.

So we watch storms come and go from Goldie’s Lounge…a comfortable room wrapped with panoramic windows. Clouds swirl about the foothills and Catalina’s rugged Mountains: fog, rain, sleet, and finally snow….unnatural amounts of snow…blanket our desert landscape.

This is one of my favorite boondocks, lush lime green and heavily bouldered…a landscape rife with ubiquitous trails that twist, ascend and descend through otherwise impenetrable vegetation. Water runs in nearly every wash…fed by a slow-release reservoir of deep snow in the Catalinas.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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