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  •  To Monsanto and their Bt corn I say, (6+ / 0-)

    HA, HA, HA. Serves 'em right. The thing with the fires in the Southwest is a family tragedy for us. We used to do a lot of camping, gradually many of our favorite spots have burned and those that remain have fire restrictions so you can't have a campfire in the summer or even cook over a Coleman stove. The most tragic one, for me, was a small fire down by the border that burned up the Atascosa Lookout. A hiking trail led up to an abandoned Forest Service fire lookout. Beloved Southwestern writer Edward Abbey had once worked there and the lookout was being taken care of by local volunteers. It is gone now. I know well that I will never live to see these forests recover, but it's sad that my son will never be able to show his kids the places where he camped when he was young.

    The free market is not the solution, the free market is the problem.

    by Azazello on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 05:44:44 PM PDT

    •  Only went camping with my family on one vacation (4+ / 0-)

      and that was in Arizona.  We did the Grand Canyon, some Indian ruins, Petrified Forest and just spent 10 days in the state.  

      My favorite place (in terms of camping and general scenery) was around Flagstaff.  It had Winslow or Quartzite beat hands down.  

      Tuscon was the prettiest city, but Flagstaff had the best scenery .

      Cause he gets up in the morning, And he goes to work at nine, And he comes back home at five-thirty, Gets the same train every time.

      by Keith930 on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 06:35:36 PM PDT

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      •  Everybody from down here likes to go to Flagstaff. (2+ / 0-)
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        joe shikspack, enhydra lutris

        The very best camping in the state is on the north rim. There are places up there where you can camp on the very rim of the Grand Canyon.

        The free market is not the solution, the free market is the problem.

        by Azazello on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 07:06:04 PM PDT

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