Camping at Promontory Butte on the Mogollon Rim

November 24, 2017  •  1 Comment

Over Thanksgiving weekend, my Brother and I decided to go camping up on the Mogollon Rim near Christopher Creek.  Any other year, there would probably be 3 inches of snow on the ground and it would be quite cold, especially considering The Rim is around 7,900 feet in elevation.  However, we have had an unusually mild winter, and the temperature in the Valley was to be in the upper 80s.  So we decided to drive the 131 miles and try it out...  it turns out that the weather was perfect and we ended up with one cool camping spot up on Promontory Butte.  The road in was a pretty smooth 11 miles of dirt road followed by 4 miles on a rough and rutted snowmobile trail where only a high clearance vehicle could go.

Normally, when I go camping, I never take my good camera gear.  This time, I didn't even take my point-and-shoot.  All I had was my iPhone.  The first evening, the light was incredible and I hiked down below the level of the Rim and ended up capturing a gorgeous shot with, yes, the iPhone!!  I was stunned how these turned out.  It is a photo worthy of hanging on my wall.

The camping was superb and for the 3 days and 2 nights we spent up there, we saw one other car.  That peace, quiet, and solitude was welcomed, especially on Black Friday.  So was the mammoth bonfire, the great food, the cold beers, and the beautiful view...  check it out!

View from Promontory ButteView from Promontory Butte

View from Promontory ButteView from Promontory Butte


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Yesenia Sexto(non-registered)
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