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Roosevelt Recreation Area

Roosevelt Recreation Area

The drive from Tucson to Roosevelt Recreation Area took us through some fantastic country.  Still lots of Saguaro cacti, but lots more prickly pear.  Lots of mountains with very steep sides.  A copper smelter with huge piles of tailings. 

 We followed the Gila River for some time then climbed over a pass before descending into Globe AZ.  From Globe we headed north to Roosevelt Lake. — a reservoir created by a dam built in the early 1900s (at the time the highest masonry dam in the world).  There are multiple campgrounds on the side of the lake — probably close to 1000 sites.

Before dinner we enjoyed watching the changing shadows on the other side of the lake as the sun set.



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