Not too long ago, we discovered the P.A. Seitts Preserve because Spur Cross Ranch was packed. Well, we tried Spur Cross Ranch again this past weekend, and besides being busy, part of it was closed down due to heavy human traffic. When my dad went to pay, they wouldn’t touch his cash, yet they don’t take credit cards. Be warned that you must have exact change $3 per human or you will be turned away.
That was it for my dad, so we left and headed to PA Seitts Preserve. It’s nearby and free! You can review my last blog on it for directions or program it into your GPS: N 52nd St, Cave Creek, AZ 85331.
Last time, we took a left after entering the gate and headed toward Cave Creek Regional Park. Please remember to shut the gate behind you so that cattle or horses don’t get out. This time, we turned right and headed up a gradual incline that leads to a memorial, so we were told.
The hot season is here my friends! It feels way too early to be this hot, and mom says we are breaking records. All I know is that this trail is rocky with little shade. During the winter months, this would be no problem, but with rising temperatures, I was moving slow. We were out early, but some days it is just difficult to beat the heat.
We only encountered a few people on the trail, and the scenery is just as magnificent as that of Spur Cross Ranch since both trails are in the same area. Keep to your right and follow the fence.
We saw a few wild flowers holding on to dear life, and the cactus were blooming. The desert has many faces, and they are all pretty in their own way. We had great views but didn’t stop to enjoy them. Dad forgot our snacks in the car, and we didn’t really find any shade. We also never saw a memorial, unless they meant an old wooden bench about ¼ of a mile up.
We opted to turn around and head back. We probably only went a mile or so, but you could go quite a way. This trail is an up and back. If I wasn’t with my mom and dad, they probably would have gone further. None of us had breakfast yet, so we were okay with turning around and heading home.
We have a lovely yard, and Dad cooked us up some eggs and beans to eat on the patio in the shade. Stay cool my friends! It’s gonna be a hot, long summer.
My mom, Lorraine Bossé-Smith is kind enough to help me share my Great Adventures, big and small. My mom is a motivational speaker, corporate trainer, business consultant, executive coach, behavioral-wellness expert, and author of nine published books. More importantly, she’s the best doggy mom ever!
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