"Remember only YOU can prevent forest fires!" - Smokie The Bear
This exclusive historical footage of beautiful Lockett Meadow was taken between 2005 and 2009. Currently this area is being threatened by the Schultz Fire left abandoned by a careless camper on Father's Day, 2010. Many of the forrested areas included in this video have been sadly burnt in recent days including the area around our favorite boondocking site we nicknamed; "Windy Point." Fire crews up to 1000 members strong supported by airplane tankers and helicopters are battling to keep Lockett Meadow and other areas of the San Francisco Peaks unharmed.
There have been back burns recently around Sugarloaf Mountain on the edge of this precious riparian area located inside the Coconino National Forest. The city of Flagstaff, Arizona gets much of it's drinking water from the Inner Basin's springs. Lockett Meadow is a pristine area surrounded by mature Aspen trees that is enjoyed by camping families and nature lovers from all over the world. As of June 27th, 2010 the Schultz Fire has consumed nearly 15,000 acres most of which is located on the East side of the San Francisco Peaks and is 50% contained at a cost of nearly $3,000,000.
Lockett Meadow is also home to one of the most scenic trailheads for hikers to access the summit of Humphrey's Peak, the tallest point in Arizona at over 12,400 feet! This video is dedicated to all those who have had fun hiking and enjoying one of Arizona's hidden gems, may the firemen and hotshot crews have God's spead getting this area back under control. A full length 19 minute feature can be found on our third DVD entitled: "Free Camping 'RV Boondocking' in Northern Arizona" - A series dedicated to outdoor lovers of all ages and RV Travel in Arizona.
This segment was taken from our third DVD: "FREE Camping In Northern Arizona" Which is due out in early Fall 2010. Each limited edition DVD is packed with over 70 minutes of scenic wonders, fantastic hiking trails, wholesome family activities, delicious places to eat at, stunning photography, historical treasures, and best of all, hundreds of FREE CAMPING locations, or as the RV crowd would say; "Boondockin' sites" sure to please the entire family while keeping costs low!
Our Boondocking In Arizona DVD's have been developed especially for RV'rs who have large rigs and wonder if they can get them into these fun places, and all those who love exploring the great outdoors.
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"Welcome to Arizona - the Grand Canyon State!"
Thank you for your interest in "FREE Camping in Arizona" and all of our family friendly, Boondocking DVD Videos guaranteed to keep your costs low. Since being married my wife Karolien (a native of South Africa and experienced Safari guide) and I love to go camping. There's nothing better or more peaceful than being out in open nature taking along all the comforts of home in a recreational vehicle. Now our doors are open to you. Since 2001, we have enjoyed producing this project, and know you will have lots of fun taking your families, friends, and Scouting Troops to these special places too.
Upon completion the entire Arizona series of 7 to 8 video disks will cover every corner of my home state. As a second generation native I am thankful for all this wonderful state has to offer and am glad to share it's many special, hidden places that only natives know about. My only wish is for you to enjoy camping out at these precious areas and respect them. Take especially good care of them so that we may all come back time and time again in the future with our children's children.
The first two exciting DVD's cover the Central Arizona landscape. The third and fourth DVD's are due out later this year and entitled; "FREE Camping in Northern Arizona Parts Three and Four." They will include rare footage around the majestic Grand Canyon of the Colorado River where I once worked as a bellman for the Fred Harvey Lodges, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, and the Navajo and Hopi Nations, as well as the gateway city of Flagstaff and it's mile high attractions.
These disks are geared towards those with Recreational Vehicles, thus the common term of Boondocking is used. Referring to camping "AT LARGE" usually for FREE, in or around designated sites that do not normally have any water hookups. Taken from the Philippine, (Tagalog) root word "Bundok" or literally "out in the mountains!" As RV owners, we would always wonder where we could fit our 28 foot rig into, before setting out. Well, these informative segments take all the fear out of it. If it is a little tricky to get into we let you know before hand. Best of all, it does not matter if you have a pop up or a camper shell, a class A, B, or C, toy hauler, or fifth wheel. For those of you "TENT" campers since many of these sites can host a large motorhome, they are perfect for any family traveling in cars to enjoy as well.
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From the Valley of the Sun, our home base, "Boondocking/ Free Camping in Central Arizona Part One" takes you to nearly every hotspot inside the Tonto National Forest. Showing you exactly where to camp for FREE or at a very minimal cost. First stop, the Superstition Mountains near Peralta Trail. Then Superior including Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park! Afterwards, Four Peaks, Roosevelt Lake, the Sierra Ancha Mountains near Young, Sycamore Creek, Mount Ord, and Bushnell Tanks - along the Beeline Highway. Then north into Payson, Strawberry, Fossil Creek, and areas around Christopher Creek (including the popular summertime destination of Woods Canyon Lake, high atop the Mogollon Rim inside the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest where overheated Phoenicians have flocked to for years).
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Heading north out of Phoenix "Boondocking/FREE Camping in Central Arizona Part 2" leads off running where disk one left off. Routes include: Bumble Bee and the historic mining town of Crown King. After that, cool off in Prescott as Ben catches his first fish and Bryce hikes around Goldwater Lake, followed by Granite Basin and Lynx Lakes and a special tour of Courthouse Square. It doesn't stop there, we travel through Prescott Valley up to the top of Mingus Mountain and over to the hillside artists' community of Jerome. Then on to other prime FREE camping locations in the Prescott National Forest, before taking a ride in Clarkdale on the Verde Canyon Railway, and ending up in Sedona's Famous Red Rock Country! "Your Guide to FREE CAMPING in the Grand Canyon State" culminates with segments that are south of Interstate 40 inside the Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff and Williams. From Marshall and Ashurst Lakes to Coleman, Dogtown, and Whitehorse Lakes, and even a stop off at our family favorite: The Deer Farm where you can pet the animals!
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Gary, Karolien, Ben, Bryce...and the Zoodog Zulu:)
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