Backpacking Adventure - Apr 03 - First Day part 6 - Box Camp Camping at Apache Spring
We put up our tents and made dinner, and I filtered water for the meal and for the next day. The moon was a full moon that night, and it was a clear night so we decided to sit on a big rock and look at the town and the stars for a while and had a nice conversation.
The view down into Sabino canyon and looking at Tucson was outstanding. There were some clouds, but you could still see a lot of stars.
The campsite was very exposed, with few trees and rocks, and you could see for a very long distance in every direction except north back up the ridge.
It was interesting looking around in the spring / Arroyo (Apache spring) with lots of large rocks and rock formations.
While we were eating our dinner, we overheard mountain goats and sheep making sheep noises to each other in the distance, and we could hear birds making bird sounds.
With a full moon that night, my tent was lit up like it was daytime. The only way I could think about sleeping was to put my neck gaiter over my eyes as blinders. Overall it was an excellent campsite, and as morning rolled around, the views were excellent. We kind of hated to leave that site and surrender the views to the lizards and birds that live there.
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