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A Primitive Camping Retreat

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Owned and operated by the Cascabel, AZ Community Volunteers

Indy River Camp
Pure artesian water!
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One of three feeds from a 50-gallons per hour Flowing Artesian well
(uphill near the front gate) fills a 6' diameter by 2' tank that empties twice
a day into a mesquite & willow grove that shades several structures. A
canvas wall tent is seen in the background. The living area is a shaded
one-acre permaculture micro-environment watered by the artesian. You
can see one of the 50-ft willows (a 7-tree grove )and a few 30-ft mesquite

Camp hammocks and chair & cooktent

Looking east from front gate, 600 feet of
blade-cut driveway winding toward Indy Camp

Virga (rain) falling

Endangered Hundred year-old Saguaros at Indy Camp, Easter 2015

Mother Earth Day 2015

Returning to home, with the Galiuro Mountains in the distance
This road is now paved within one mile from the property

Break of dawn meditation April 20, 2015

Easter 2015 - creosote & mesquite in flower

60-ft Gooding willows with mesquite in foreground

What's left of 40+ year-old pigpens - Vernal Equinox Sunset 2015

 March 23, 2015 - 7PM  PDT  Waxing Moon, Aldebaran and Venus

Welcome the Ides of March!



The Ides of March! The Mesquite and Hawthorn have leafed!


Winter Camp


Tibetan Spirit flags protect all who pass

Wildflowers One Month Early - March 1, 2015

Permaculture: onions, also basil, hawthorn,
dill, lettuce, chives, melons and sage

Ol' '65 and an RV Deck. The only available camping spot.

A Frosty Desert Dawn - Winter Solstice, December 21, 2014

2014 Winter Solstice Sunset and Campfire in Cascabel

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Dawn,  September 21, 2014 - Happy Mabon!

Sunrise! Giving Thanks!

Fresh-ground, Fair Trade, Chiapas,
Mexico Coffee Beans - Coffee cup,
hand-painted & hand-thrown
by The Cascabel Clayworks

Can eating responsibly prevent nuke-caused
cancers and
auto-immune diseases? No!
But every day eat only organic
food, locally
grown, if possible. And your immune system

will have its best chance at fending-off the
disruptions caused by ionizing
radiation from the nuclear
at hand!

Every Morning, Wow! What a
Breakfast! All organic:
lemons, baby spinach, blue corn
tortilla chips;
toasted potatoes,
jalapeņos & onion; fresh-sliced
and mushrooms; curry
and fresh-ground peppercorns

Later in the day all-organic or
locally grown:Toasted multi-grain
bread, fresh-ground coffee,
wild-grown by a community-owned
co-op in Nayarit, Mexico. Fresh
lemon & lime, celery, tomato, green
pepper, carrots and sliced mushrooms
topped with blue corn tortilla chips.

Winter - Jan 2015

An old '65 Chevelle still sittin' for decades
on, now!
Left by people unknown.

Yucca & Gooding Willows late afternoon - Jan 2015
The willows have leafed-out one month early - 2/18/2015!

Water holding tank under mesquites - Jan 2015

The tank, filled with pure Artesian mineral
water ready for a plunge - March 23, 2015
Hydro-therapy with Rock-n-Roll-n-Reggae

Jimson Plant (or Jimson Weed) found all over

Wintertime. The Indy River Camp lies in the very deepest and
narrowest part of the 150-mile long San Pedro River Valley.

50 miles away, looking west from Redington Pass is Gates Pass,
a favorite Peace & Meditation hangout.
Behind me is a cliff,
and i
n the distance is west Tucson, barely visible.
Our Sonoran Desert Sun is setting.

Photo credit: Frank Slaby

Looking east to the tree-lined San Pedro River
& the Galiuro Mountains horizon
Photo credit: Bob Zavoda

Coming back, down into the "Indy" San Pedro River Valley from
Redington Pass and Tucson 30 miles back. This is an absolutely
critical north-south migratory bird route corridor and wildlife
habitat. The San Pedro stretches from Mexico to just
southeast of Phoenix.

"Campfire Mesquite-Roasted Hot Chilis!
ROCKin' Tunes! Dancin' Heals!"

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Indy River entrance

Prayer Flags Protect All Who Pass Photo credit: Bob Zavoda


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