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A Primitive Camping Retreat
Our Community Center
Owned and operated by the Cascabel, AZ Community Volunteers
Indy River Camp
Pure artesian water! Support Indy Media!
One of three feeds from a 50-gallons per hour Flowing
(uphill near the front gate) fills a 6' diameter by 2' tank that
a day into a mesquite & willow grove that shades several
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
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
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 gate.
Break of dawn meditation April 20, 2015
Easter 2015 - creosote
60-ft Gooding willows with mesquite in foreground
What's left of 40+ year-old pigpens - Vernal Equinox Sunset
March 23, 2015 - 7PM PDT Waxing Moon,
Aldebaran and Venus
the Ides of March!
The Ides of March! The Mesquite and
Hawthorn have leafed!
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
and Campfire in Cascabel
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
cellular disruptions caused by ionizing
radiation from the nuclear catastrophe,
Every Morning, Wow! What a
Breakfast! All organic: Local
lemons, baby spinach, blue corn
tortilla chips; toasted potatoes,
jalapeņos & onion; fresh-sliced
tomato 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
(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 in 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'
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Indy River entrance
Prayer Flags Protect All Who Pass Photo credit: Bob Zavoda
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