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 By Margie Anderson    RVing    July 1, 2020 

Williams Arizona Part I

Maps Are Guides To So Many Cool Spots In Arizona Somebody asked me recently how John and I find so many cool places around Arizona. The answer is maps. I have a lot of maps. When we were planning our...

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    June 1, 2020

Father's Day Gifts

Surprise Dad With The Perfect Gift/Gifts If you're lucky enough to have a dad who loves the outdoors and shares his adventures with you, Father's Day is a great time to show your appreciation by givin...

 

AZ LAKES, AZ PROS: Roosevelt/Art Chamberlin

The key to enjoying a night fishing trip is organization. If you have all the equipment you need, and everything is kept where it should be, fishing in the dark is a real pleasure no matter what kind...

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    May 1, 2020

Mother's Day Gifts For Outdoors Moms

May is when we celebrate our moms, and if your mom is the outdoors type, I've got lots of ideas for special gifts. The great thing about gifts for camping is that many of them do double or even...

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    April 1, 2020

Get Outside!

The Japanese have a term "Shinrinyoku" that literally means "forest therapy". They know that getting outdoors soothes your soul and relaxes your mind. It is really good for kids to get outdoors and...

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros – Casey Iwai At Apache Lake

You can still get to Apache Lake – you just have to go to Roosevelt Lake and drive south from there. Right now the Apache Trail is still washed out, but access to the lake from the north is still...

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros: Matt Shura, Saguaro Lake

Nitro and Bass Pro Shops pro Matt Shura has been fishing bass tournaments since he was just a kid, and in fact, he held the state record for largemouth bass for some time a few years back. If you go t...

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    March 1, 2020

Arizona Ghost Town Loop

Ever since I read about this loop, I've wanted to do it – the loop takes you through five ghost towns in southern Arizona, and it goes through some seriously beautiful country, too. We made...

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros: Dylan Maxon At Bartlett Lake

This is a huge year for Dylan with tournaments and marriage ahead. We wish him well. February can be a tough month at Bartlett. The water isn't warm yet, but it's coming, and a degree or two a day...

 

Anderson Mill Off-Road Adventure

The ruins at Anderson Mill are sizable and a lot of fun to explore. There are stairs to climb and a great view from the top. We've been there twice, and took a different route each time, so I'm going...

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros – Kevin Finley At Lake Pleasant

McMillan Stocks pro and Nitro State Team member Kevin Finley runs up to Lake Pleasant frequently – he lives close by, so he has become extremely familiar with this lake. Pleasant has a reputation...

 

Travel Southern Arizona

Arizona is such a diverse and beautiful state – we are blessed with everything from deserts to alpine areas. One of the organizations I appreciate most is the Nature Conservancy – they actually...

 

Great Gifts For The Outdoors

One of the best things about enjoying the outdoors is that you can do it no matter what your age or activity level is, and it doesn't matter if you live in town or out in the country. When I was a...

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros: Daniel Pecotte At Roosevelt Lake

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros: Daniel Pecotte At RooseveltDaniel Pecotte of Holbrook has been fishing for bass Roosevelt for many years, and he says that winter is the trickiest time – it's harder to get them...

 

AZ Lakes, AZ Pros Curt Rambo, Leroy Price, Art Chamberlin At Roosevelt Lake

Cool Days Mean Great Crappie Fishing Cool days mean great crappie fishing, and nobody knows Roosevelt crappie better that Curt Rambo, Leroy Price, and Art Chamberlin. Curt is a jig guy and Art and Ler...

 

Arizona Hunting Calendar October 2019

Compiled By Margie Anderson October is a great month for hunters, with opportunities for many species even if you didn't draw a tag. Visit the Game and Fish website at www.azgfd.com for more info on...

 

Arizona Lake Cruise

Canyon Lake We recently took a tour on Dolly Steamboat at Canyon Lake and it was great – in fact, it was even better than I expected. We met our best friends Ron and Debbie at the lake, and we...

 

Haigler Creek / Young / Hell's Canyon Loop

Almost thirty-five years ago, John and I and our American Brittany, Katie, went to Haigler Creek for the weekend. We camped in the woods right next to the creek and never saw anyone else the whole...

 

Apache Lake - Worth the Drive

Apache Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Arizona, and because the road is not paved, Apache rarely gets crowded, even in summer. Fishing can be awesome here, with largemouth and smallmouth ba...

 

August Hunting Calendar

For The Fall 2019 Hunt If tags are left over, first-come applications accepted by mail on or after July 22. Available at Game and Fish offices after 8 a.m. July 29 for all the above except crane and...

 

Arizona Summer Tour

This Is A Seriously Fun Trip Living in Phoenix means that it is too darn hot to ride around in the desert in the summer, at least for me – and I'm a native. So when the temperatures get into the hun...

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    June 1, 2019

Two Pretty, Easy Trails

We started taking our granddaughters hiking with us when they were five or six years old, so I know how important it is to find great hikes that are pretty, but easy enough for short legs. This time...

 
 By Margie Anderson    RVing    May 1, 2019

Road Trip

Publisher's Note - Margie mentions Wide World of Maps later in this article. Wide World of Maps has maintained a mini-store at Lookout Mountain Outdoors. With the retirement of the owner of Lookout Mo...

 

March Arizona Hunting Calendar

You must have a valid hunting license for all hunts, and permit tags for some. You must read the regulations. You can pick up a hard copy at many outdoor stores and all Game and Fish offices. You can...

 

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