As a young girl I remember camping with my family, grandparents and all in the White Mountains. I can still see the McDonald’s at the corner in Payson where we turned right and headed farther up the hill towards Heber and camped in Woods Canyon. It was sleepy, quiet, my Tata taught me to fish here, the ride out on the boat was the best of all, I remember the gorgeous canyon and the beauty of the lake and playing with the craw dads lakeside. Now, it’s one of the busiest campgrounds in Arizona.
The search is on for the next sleepy quiet beautiful place to enjoy Arizona’s summer beauty. This time, my husband and I will start this new tradition with our little ones and teach them the importance of nature and how to care for it, preserving it for future generations. Arizona Highways has two great resources, another Babes in the Woods by Jennifer Aist, a mother herself, gave me some comfort knowing how to care for a toddler while camping.