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Thorp Mountain and 24 bug bites

The week after our road trip Rich and I decided we still needed fresh air and some exercise in the mountains, so we packed up the kayak and the paddleboard and headed east!

We found a great spot but when we got out of the truck to scope it out we were immediately swarmed by mosquitos. They LOVE a gal in yoga pants so needless to say, I got about 20 bites just on my butt cheeks and legs. We jumped back in the truck and watched the mosquitos slap into the windows trying to get us, and we decended back down the hill a ways to fine this, even-better site with a view of the mountains, a fire pit and most importantly, NO mosquitos.

The next morning we woke up with the sun and headed up Thorp Mountain. This is a really popular hike in the Teanaways, but new to us and we had to check it off of Rich's Teanaway-twenty list.


Lucky for us, the mosquitos weren't awake yet and the wild flowers were out and about showin' off!

At the top was an old fire lookout that they still use today and a couple great snack-sit rocks, but we could only snack briefly because the mosquitos found us. Down we go!

This little chipmunk has the best house with the absolute best view.

Before heading all the way home we stopped at Cooper Lake for a quick paddle before hopping in the car and heading towards our well-deserved taco time.


Did you go outside today, Ragamuffins? You only have an excuse to not go outside if you 1)Have COVID19 or 2) live in Arizona. (You're off the hook, Grannie)