Western Winter Circuit 2017-18

Beginning of Western Winter Circuit

October 23, 2017
Hosts

Hosts Needed

Activity Ideas

This is a challenge to make this one of the most exciting and entertaining Western Winter Circuits we have had.
This is the beginning of the 2017 - 2018 Western Winter Circuit. Most of the parking locations are places we have been many times. If you would like to change a location let us know.  Members input is important. The group is always looking for new places to explore where exciting adventures await us. Your suggestions do not mean you have to host (although that would be nice). Give us as much information as possible so we can follow up on it.  It is up to the members to let us know where they want to go and what they want to do.

Parking Location
Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

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Anza-Borrego, CA

November 15, 2017 to November 28, 2017
Hosts

Paul Aakervik 775-722-8830, Marion Nakagawa

Activity Ideas

ANNUAL WIN THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION. Julian apple pie, 4 wheeling, biking, hiking, Borrego metal sculptures. Celebrate Thanksgiving having dinner with all your WIN friends and leftovers the next day.

Parking Location

Peg Leg Smith boondocking area.

Directions and Other Information

Take I-10 east to CA-86 west to S-22 west (at Salton Sea area). Take a right on Henderson Canyon Road. WIN signs will be on right about 100 feet in. Water and dump available at State Park in Borrego Springs for $

GPS Coordinates

N33.294816, W116.29825 - Click on link to see Google Map

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Niland (Slab City), CA

November 28, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Visit local attractions The Library, Salvation Mtn, East Jesus and others. Saturday night local musicians play at The Range. Morning coffee at the Oasis or Travel’n Pals, evening fires. Many music gatherings at night in various locations.

Parking Location

South end of Edith Lane Rd, behind LOW camp

Directions and Other Information

From CA-86 go east to CA-111 south to Niland. Turn left on Main St, which will turn into Beale Rd when you cross the railroad tracks. Approx. 4 miles to Low Rd-turn right and another right on Edith Lane Rd-approx ½ mile down. Park anywhere past the Low camp.

GPS Coordinates

N33.257366, W115.462743 - Click on link to see Google Map


OPTIONAL – Jojoba Hills Escapee Park, Aguanga, CA

November 28, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Hosts

Arlene Kosburg

Activity Ideas

Full roster of activities. The boondocking area can only accommodate 19 rigs. Pls sign up with Linda Dean. the cost is $7.50 per day **If you change our mind pls let us know so someone else can take your place!! Anyone else can still come into Jojoba Hills, if you are an Escapee, but the charge will be for a regular space $25 per day. A reservation is suggested.

Parking Location

Jojoba Hills SKP Resort

Directions and Other Information

45120 HIGHWAY 79, AGUANGA, CA 92536-9706

Anyone that wants to sign up for Jojoba Hills needs to call Linda Dean 623-256-5989 by NOV 1.
We need to turn in the list at that time, and we have only 5 more spaces left.
If your name is not on the list they will not hold a boondocking spot for you.

GPS Coordinates

N33.447071 W116.873316 - Click on link to see Google Map


Indio, CA

December 5, 2017 to December 13, 2017
Activity Ideas

Great shopping and entertainment area in nearby La Quinta, Cathedral City and Palm Springs. General Patton Museum, date farms, thrift shops and casino activities.

Parking Location

Fantasy Springs Casino, Golf Center Parkway.

Directions and Other Information

Take CA-111 north to I-10 west to Golf Center Parkway-go right. Casino on right. Very large gravel area to left of Casino. Free. No time limit.

GPS Coordinates

N33.719444, W116.190930 - Click on link to see Google Map

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Holtville, CA

December 13, 2017 to December 21, 2017
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

BLM HotSprings, 40 mi from Algondonas if you want to get a jump on the dentist

Parking Location

BLM

Directions and Other Information

CA, HOLTVILLE: BD (BLM). Free. 14-day limit w/in 28. I-8 x131 (Vanderlinden Rd), go N, immed TR on frontage rd (Evan Hewes Hwy), immed cross over the Highline Canal, then immed TR on Holdridge Rd. Go under the I-8 overpass, pass BLM LT/ST fee camping on R, continue on paved rd for 1.8 mi (rd becomes graded dirt) to BLM sign on L "14-day camping". Other similar areas further down rd. Hot springs across rd from LTVA entrance - soaking pools, shower, scenic pond, trash barrels - all free

GPS Coordinates

N32.766433, W115.270316 - Click on link to see Google Map


OPTIONAL Quartzsite, AZ 85346 OFF SEASON

December 13, 2017 to December 21, 2017
Activity Ideas

Offseason activities include all vendors open, dancing, Silly Al’s Pizza, hiking and biking.

Parking Location

99 mile marker BLM area (also called Road Runner). Between the gas pipeline road and La Paz Valley Rd.

Directions and Other Information

On Hwy 95 south of Quartzsite on west side of road.

GPS Coordinates

N33.585487, W114.219528 - Click on link to see Google Map


Yuma, AZ

December 21, 2017 to January 3, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

ANNUAL WIN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION. Spend the holidays with your WIN friends. Dinner at VFW, New Year out dining and dancing, kayaking, walking and too many local attractions to list.

Parking Location

BLM land behind VFW on AZ-95 just north of Yuma foothills area.

Directions and Other Information

Take AZ-95 south to AZ-95/72 east (a left turn in Parker) to AZ-95 south to Quartzsite. Continue south on AZ-95 towards Yuma. At VFW outside of Yuma, go behind building and thru gate to parking area.

GPS Coordinates

N32.728665, W114.422870 - Click on link to see Google Map

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Martinez Lake, AZ

January 3, 2018 to January 15, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Kayaking, see wild burros, dancing, birdwatching, evening fires, beautiful sunsets over the water, 4-wheeling, hiking, 2 restaurants/bars.

Parking Location

Large area by Fisherman’s Landing Resort, Lake Martinez Road.

Directions and Other Information

Take AZ-95 north to Martinez Lake turnoff. Turn right across from fire station and right into dirt parking area. You will see WIN
signs. Water and dump available just past fire station on left for $5. Camping fee $5 in the past.

GPS Coordinates

N32.97335, W114.46036 - Click on link to see Google Map


Quartzsite, AZ

January 15, 2018 to January 29, 2018
Hosts

Maynard Magee and friends

Activity Ideas

Biggest Annual WIN Gathering! Ice cream social, dancing, gem show, all RV repairs/alterations available, 4-wheeling, desert golf, RV show, restaurants. Big Tent Event Jan 20-28, Blythe Bluegrass Festival Jan 19-22. Desert Bar on weekends. Catch up with all your WIN friends as well as those in other RV groups such as SOLOs and LOWs. Join in their activities and invite them to ours.

Parking Location

BLM area on Plomosa Road.

Directions and Other Information

Take AZ-95 north to Quartzsite. Continue 6 miles past signal Quartzsite to Plomosa Road-turn right. Register with camp host on corner. Proceed to 2 mile marker where you will see WIN signs on right side of road.Water and dump available at Pit Stop In Quartzsite for $. Showers available at laundry in town for $.

GPS Coordinates

N33.75700, W114.17976 - Click on link to see Google Map


Parker, AZ

January 29, 2018 to February 7, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Date and Place: Dec 4-12, 2017
Casino, golfing, movies, kayaking, 4-wheeling, Desert Bar.

Parking Location

BLM land on NS776.

Directions and Other Information

Take CA-111 south to CA-78 east to I-10 east. In Blyth take CA-95 north to CA-62 east. Turn left onto NS-776. Free

GPS Coordinates

N34.16535, W114.3708 - Click on link to see Google Map

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Lake Havasu City, AZ

February 7, 2018 to February 18, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed for Coordination with Prospector RV Park NO HOST = NO GATHERING

Activity Ideas

Kayaking, biking, dancing, movies, ferry rides, casinos, boat tours, London Bridge.

Parking Location

Prospector RV Park, 4750 London Bridge Rd, Lake Havasu City, AZ

Directions and Other Information

Take CA-62 west to AZ-95/72 (a left turn in Parker) north to Lake Havasu City. Stay on AZ-95. In Havasu, turn left on London Bridge Rd. Laundry, showers, hot tub, pool, rec room. $10 dry camp, $30 FHU.

GPS Coordinates

N34.559825, W114.370124 - Click on link to see Google Map

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Congress, AZ

February 18, 2018 to February 21, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed for coordination with SKP Park

Activity Ideas

Weigh your Rig..Be sure you are legal!! at escapees ranch. Boondock $7.50 daily

Parking Location

North Ranch Escapees Park, 30625 Hwy 89, Congress, AZ 85332

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

N34.106190, W112.830088 - Click on link to see Google Map


Wickenburg, AZ

February 21, 2018 to February 26, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Hassayampa River Preserve, tour Vulture Mine

Parking Location

Constellation Park RV Campground 1201 Constellation Rd, Wickenburg, AZ 85390

Directions and Other Information
GPS Coordinates

N33.980423 W112.710073 - Click on link to see Google Map


Tucson, AZ

February 26, 2018 to March 5, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Kitt Peak Observatory (need reservations for night tour), U of A Mirror Lab (need reservations), Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Saguaro National Park West Visitor Center with ranger talks, Pima Air & Space museum and boneyard, Tucson shopping, movies, etc. Casino activities.

Parking Location

Casino Del Sol, 5655 W Valencia Rd.

Directions and Other Information

From I-8 take Hwy 19 out of Tucson toward Nogales. Take Valencia Rd for 6+ miles to Casino. Turn left before gas station then 2nd right to parking area.

GPS Coordinates

N32.128902, W111.082460 - Click on link to see Google Map

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Split into 2 Groups Group 1 – Sierra Vista, AZ

March 11, 2018 to March 20, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Ft. Huachuca Museums, Tombstone, Bisbee Mine tour and historic town, Coronado National Memorial.

Parking Location

1 Elk Lane, Sierra Vista, AZ

Directions and Other Information

Take I-10 east to Benson. At Benson take AZ-90 27.5 miles south to Sierra Vista.Go straight at light when AZ-90 turns to the left. You will now be on Buffalo Soldier Trail. Turn left on Wilcox Drive. Lodge is on the right. Enter on east side of lodge. 14 sites have W & E.

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GPS Coordinates

N31.551397, W110.303074 - Click on link to see Google Map


Group 2 Sahuarita, AZ

March 11, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Hosts

Carolyn Baird (208) 733-2058

Activity Ideas

Visit Arco Copper Mine Tour, Titan Mission Silo, White Elephant 2nd Hand Store, Mission San Xavier

Parking Location

Desert Diamond Casino - 1100 W. Pima Mine Rd.,

Directions and Other Information

(cannot accommodate any more than 14 rigs…if more interest we can do two groups)
Take I-19 to Exit 80

GPS Coordinates

N32.005237, W110.988564 - Click on link to see Google Map


Tubac, AZ

March 14, 2018 to March 17, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed for Coordination with Flying W RV Ranch. NO HOST = NO GATHERING

Activity Ideas

Artsy town to explore, hike Anza Trail toTumacacori, Tumacacori cultural demonstrations, Nogales, kayak Pena Blanca and continue around on back road to Arivaca, birding at Madera Canyon, Whipple Observatory Visitors Center (reservations needed).

Parking Location

Flying W RV Ranch

Directions and Other Information

From I-19 take exit 40, go under freeway and then south on Frontage Rd to Bridge Rd. Turn left (east) onto Bridge Rd. At “T” turn right and go about ½ mile to the bridge. Cross bridge and continue to a gravel road on left. Turn left onto gravel road then right over RR tracks. Continue straight onto the tree lined road, then make a right and then a left turn. The turn into the Flying W Ranch is on the left. Park on the large level field to the left of the house. Water, electric, dump, laundry and WIFI available.

GPS Coordinates

N31.613117, W111.036235 - Click on link to see Google Map

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Patagonia, AZ

March 17, 2018 to March 20, 2018
Hosts

Carolyn Baird (208) 733-2058

Activity Ideas

Kayaking and birding at state park, Mrs. Patton’s hummingbird garden, eat at Velvet Elvis’s, cute specialty shops to explore.

Parking Location

Downtown Patagonia park (west side of park bathrooms)

Directions and Other Information

Going east on Hwy 82 from Nogales as you first enter Patagonia, McKeown Avenue splits off to the right. Veer right onto McKeown Ave. Go approx. 1 block and park on left beside the curb before getting to the park bathrooms.

GPS Coordinates

N31.538455, W110.756700 - Click on link to see Google Map

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Wilcox, AZ

March 20, 2018 to March 24, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed for Coordination with Elks Lodge NO HOST = NO GATHERING

Activity Ideas

Dancing, hot tubs, Chiricahua National Monument with hiking trail, Fort Bowie, Cochise Stronghold, Rex Allen Museum.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 247 E Stewart St. 520-384-2131

Directions and Other Information

Take 1st Wilcox exit and go straight. Will become Railroad Ave. Turn right onto Stewart Ave. Lodge on left 1 block down.

GPS Coordinates

N32.251927, W109.827735 - Click on link to see Google Map

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Safford, AZ

March 24, 2018 to March 26, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Hot springs nearby, Discovery Park, Mt Graham (if snow is off road), Morenci mines.

Parking Location

BLM land.

Directions and Other Information

Go east on I-10 to US 191 and then north to Safford. At the “T” intersection in Safford turn right on US 191 for 6+ mi. to Haekel road just past historic site. Go about 1 mi. on Haekel rd to parking on right.

GPS Coordinates

N32.79391, W109.59319 - Click on link to see Google Map

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Roosevelt, AZ

March 26, 2018 to April 9, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Kayaking, wildflowers and blooming cactus, Tonto National Monument (reservations are needed for upper cliff dwelling tours),Tortilla Flats,
Friday fish dinners at café in Roosevelt.

Parking Location

Windy Hill Campground.

Directions and Other Information

From I-70 in Safford, travel west thru Globe. Take AZ-188 northwest to Roosevelt Lake. For tow vehicles going to lakeside parking areas you need a special pass available on line or at visitors center. Windy Hill on right (look for signs). There should be pass machines installed by now. $6 with senior pass. Call Tonto National Forest to confirm. 602-225- 5200.

GPS Coordinates

N33.652749, W111.093879 - Click on link to see Google Map

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Payson, AZ

April 9, 2018 to April 13, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed for Coordination with Elks Lodge NO HOST = NO GATHERING

Activity Ideas

Hiking, fishing, Elks activities, biking and boating at lake. Take a day trip along top edge of Mogollon Rim on Control Road 64 and travel east to Tonto Village and then back to Payson.

Parking Location

Elks Lodge, 1206 N Beeline Hwy

Directions and Other Information

From Roosevelt Lake take Hwy 188 and Beeline Hwy north into Payson. Stay on Beeline Hwy and at north end of town turn left on W Airport Rd. Elks Lodge on left.

GPS Coordinates

N34.256705, W111.324395 - Click on link to see Google Map

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OPTIONAL Blue Ridge Reservoir, Happy Jack, AZ

April 9, 2018 to April 19, 2018
Hosts

Linda Dean (please let me know if there is interest)

Activity Ideas

Kayaking Reservior

Parking Location

Dispersed Camping in Coconino National Forest

Directions and Other Information

AZ 87 North through Happy Jack to Forest Service Rd. 751 Right / Look for Signs

GPS Coordinates

N34.587698, W111.254573 - Click on link to see Google Map


Cottonwood, AZ

April 13, 2018 to April 19, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Sedona, Jerome, Clarkdale, Montezuma’s Castle

Parking Location

USFS area south of Cottonwood

Directions and Other Information

From Payson, when Hwy 260 intersects with I-17 continue north on Hwy 260 approx 7 ½ miles to E Thousand Trails Rd on right. Continue on E Thousand Trails Rd approx ¼ mile to USFS land on left.

GPS Coordinates

N34.663848, W111.962151 - Click on link to see Google Map

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Prescott Valley, AZ

April 19, 2018 to April 26, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed to coordinate with Danny at Little Dealer Little Prices

Activity Ideas

Get any RV service needed or parts at 10% discount. Kayaking at Lynx Lake or Watson Lake, see Thumb Butte, Prescott historic town square and old bars and buildings. Seminar on RV maintainance or financing.

Parking Location

Little Dealer Little Prices RV, 2757 N. Truwood Dr.

Directions and Other Information

Take AZ 260 back to I-17. From I-17 south to Hwy 169 to Hwy 69. Right (West) about 6 miles to Little Dealers. Water and dump available. Free parking, meeting room available. No hookups.

GPS Coordinates

N34.582558, W112.310615 - Click on link to see Google Map


Monument Valley, UT

April 26, 2018 to May 1, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed

Parking Location

See possible parking locations below

Directions and Other Information

Parking Location to be determined

Gooseneck State Park, Mexican Hat, UT
Directions & Other Info: From Flagstaff take US 89 north to US 160 east to US 191 north to US 163-go left to UT 261 north.
GPS: N37.177779, W109.9262348

OR:
Nizhoni Manti-LaSal Nat Forest
18 miles north of Blanding on Johnson Creek Dry Wash Rd. 40 ft RV limit. Call-seasonal (801-539-4001).
$10. Swimming. Trail to Anasazi cliff dwellings.
GPS: N37.78944, W109.54167
OR:
Kayenta Canyon View Campground at Navajo Nat. Monument
From Flagstaff take US 89 north to US 160 east to AZ 564 northwest to monument headquarters. Campground on unpaved road .1 mile from visitor center. Free. Call to see of open-seasonal.
GPS: 36.6860 W110.541

GPS Coordinates

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OPTIONAL Page, AZ / Lone Rock

April 26, 2018 to May 1, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Kayaking, Antelope Canyon (need reservations), Glen Canyon Dam, John Wesley Powell Museum.

Parking Location

Lone Rock Campground

Directions and Other Information

Take Hwy 89 north and east. When it splits to 89A, stay on 89 to Page.

GPS Coordinates

N 37.020011 W 111.539688 - Click on link to see Google Map


Kanab, Utah

May 1, 2018 to May 8, 2018
Hosts

Host Needed

Activity Ideas

Zion National Park, Best Friends Homeless Animal Sanctuary, Dance Hall Cave, Coral Pink Sand Dunes National Park, hiking, biking. See The
Wave and White Pocket (reservations needed). Amazing Earthfest 435-644- 3735

Parking Location

Gravel storage area.

Directions and Other Information

Go NW on US 89 thru Kanab to ½ mi. before Mt Carmel Jct at the bottom of long grade. Parking is on the right at a large gravel storage. Mt Carmel Jct is the junction of US 89 and UT 9 ( east entrance to Zion National Park).

GPS Coordinates

N37.217633, W112.683262 - Click on link to see Google Map