The Five Burros

El Mirage, Arizona

We went for a drive to Lake Pleasant yesterday.


It’s a beautiful area with a manmade reservoir and lots of trails.

So we went for a hike on Pipeline Canyon Trail.


It’s lovely. Sophie especially liked the bridge that crossed part of the lake. And she really liked the lake… So much so that she jumped right in for a swim on the way back.


We ran into a couple who were also from Boise (It’s a small world!) and had a nice chat. They stay at Army Corp of Engineer and municipal parks as they travel. Those can be cheaper alternatives and easier to get in to.

I’m continually surprised at the amount of water and greenery in Arizona. I’m sure the water is just because of the places we choose to visit, but the green-tinged desert is everywhere.


People from non-Nevada areas think the Arizona desert is barren, but if they just took a look at Nevada desert they’d see what we mean.


The best part of our hike came at the end.

We heard and then saw five wild burros!

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They were too far away for a picture opportunity, but we got a great look at them with our binoculars.

I had no idea that burros came in so many different colors. We didn’t see a red one, but we did see black, white, and grey.

Seeing wildlife anytime is a special memory. 🙂

6 thoughts on “The Five Burros”

  1. Sophie! She looks so cute running down the bridge. And I bet the burros were amazing! You should see the hummingbird area near Sierra Vista in August during the monsoons. Looked like Ireland!

    1. She just jumped off the bridge and went into the lake for a swim. We had no clue she was going in…

      So Nevada should claim it has more deserty desert than Arizona because it has less vegetation. 🙂

  2. I thought immediately about the openings on the bridge and was worried about Sophie jumping in! Did she swin right back to you? Interesting about staying at Municipal Parks. I guess they would have a sign if they didn’t allow it. I have seen signs at Ann Morrison park stating no overnight camping. We were going to leave last Monday, but had a couple things come up with Leyna and Berrin. The vet advised us to hang around for 2 weeks to make sure Berrin’s medicine is going OK. So now we hope to leave middle of February.

    1. Lorraine, the municipal parks are city RV parks, complete with hookups. Hope you get to leave soon! 🙂

    1. Joanne, We’ve always joked that Sophie stood too long in the cute line and not looking enough in the smart line. 🙂

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