Ajo Boondocking

Yesterday we’ve moved from the Painted Petroglyphs to our spot for the week in Ajo Arizona, and I have to say this place ranks as our favorite boondocking location to date (including the old trailer). It’s gorgeous. We’re surrounded by saguaros.

Dinner Last Night:
Rising Moon Ravioli tossed with basil blush olive oil and a salad inspired by this goat cheese salad. The salad called for pistachios and I accidentally bought them raw, so I found this recipe on the Tucson CSA website on how to roast them, and they turned out great!

2013 Cost of Camping:
6 nights paid camping
21 nights free camping
Total spent on camping this year: $183.04
Daily average cost of camping: $6.78

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  • Reply Rich January 28, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Looks beautiful. I seem to recall lots of folks from around wintering in Ajo…what’s the community like?

    • Reply Leigh January 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Downtown historic Ajo looks cute – though we haven’t spent much time there yet. We’ve been to the post office and the library for some faster internet, unfortunately their wifi keeps dropping us.

  • Reply Steph Skardal January 28, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Good deal on daily average cost of camping so far!

  • Reply Rick January 28, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Now this place is beautiful. Are you restricted to how many days you can stay there.

    • Reply Leigh January 28, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      There’s a 14 day max limit, but we’re definitely not going to hit that this time around. Internet is a little slow here:


      We’ve decided we’re likely going to get a internet satellite dish again for these situations. Voice is fine, data just isn’t that great.

  • Reply dan January 30, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    cool spot! we may have to drop by to check it out on our way back. BTW, what are you guys doing with your black water? Are you paying to dump?

    • Reply Leigh January 31, 2013 at 7:42 am

      Hi Dan! I can send you specifics on the location if you want.

      We’ve been going 2 weeks between dumps, and the timing has always put us in an RV park.

      We are, however, collecting dump station info for the future.

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