A Cooler Mountain Camp
BILL WILLIAMS MT, WILLIAMS, AZ
June 5, 2016 3:01 PM
I closed the laptop, drained my coffee, and left the cafe to find some lunch. Not crazy about my options, I picked up a sub, hopped in the van and soon found myself on a single lane, mountain road.
It’s been hot here in Williams, but cooler than most places. Still, it’s hotter than I like.
Normally, when I see a sign that says, “Steep and Winding Mountain Grade Next 5 Miles” I turn around. Experience has taught me there won’t be any level campsites, but I drove on anyway.
But a spot soon appeared, a wonderful spot—not so much because the elevation lowered the temperature any, but because of the clear, cool and unobstructed breeze blowing in from the valley below. It’s really pleasant here.
I figure I’ll stay in Williams another few days to allow this heat wave to pass, then—maybe Thursday or Friday—make a dash to Redinger Lake. It’s cool waters have been calling me.