|Driving through dust storm|
We got checked into Dead Horse Ranch State Park and got a site in the Cooper's Hawk loop which is on an upper level with wonderful views of the surrounding hills and also the town of Cottonwood.
We knew we were due for a few cold and possibly rainy days by Friday. So as soon as we were set up, we headed to the town of Jerome, or what is called "The City in the Sky". It was a well known mining town and is listed on the National Historic Register. It sits up on a side of the mountain and is a center for galleries, wineries, tasting rooms and restaurants and lodging. There is also a State Historic Park, which is a museum devoted to mining history
When we went back to the Park, we checked out the day area which is by the Verde River. Very nice. Maybe we will come back and walk the river front trail, which is one of the many trails in the park
|Some of the spring flowers|