The Destination Is~ Crown King!

Who has been to Crown King?

Crown King,  Arizona?

…and made it there in one piece…?

I have!

TWICE!

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We set out in our jeeps one early morning…

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The War Wagon leads the way!

Crown King is at an elevation of 5770 feet.

So…

Some mountains had to be climbed.

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Trails had to be found and crossed…

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I said… once again…

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Along the way we saw …

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and we stopped to look at…

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The vegetation starts to change as the elevation changes…

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We stopped everything…

just to take a look at this…

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Do you see the little guy?

Well… let me help you out just a little bit.

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Do ya see him now?? A Horned Toad!

Then all of a sudden…

we arrived!

at

CROWN KING!

WOO HOO!

You just have to understand… when you are out in the middle of the desert…

you will see signs… Showing the way to Crown King.

There are some beautiful camping and lodging places in Crown King.

Crown King is a place people like to get away too. It’s higher elevation makes it cooler during the summer months.

The first thing you see is The General Store

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Inside they make Homemade fudge daily…

Iphone9 434I had some and it was delicious!

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There are small cabins, cottages and homes throughout this area. They are dotted all along the mountain sides.

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Here is the local post office.

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Of course we had to have a cold beer after that long hard ride up here.

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A local fireman.

Two years ago the whole mountainside was under fire. I am sure he was there to help put it out!

Another neat little place is the Hummingbird Bar…

That’s not the name of the bar…but everyone calls it that.

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The Bar Maid said that after Memorial day… there will be close to 8 hummingbirds at each bird feeder.

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Inside the bar…

(It use to be a stamping mill for the local mines.)

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It was time to gather ourselves and head on back…

but I had to take a picture of this…

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It’s so funny to see all the strange signs  out here in the Wild, Wild West!

On the way out of Crown King this beautiful, majestic peak sticks out…

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When going down the mountain there are lots of switchbacks and hairpin turns…

Oh, and I had to show you this… we stopped at this culvert and took some neat pictures.

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Yuuuppp!! That’s me standing in the culvert!

How many times did I tell my kids when they were growing up…

STAY OUT OF CULVERTS!

Driving through the desert you will come across many things…

but

not too often do you come across a bar

right smack dab in the middle of the desert!

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So we had a beer at Cleator’s.

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I saved the best for last…

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Love this sign!

And so…

until the next time…

“cause I’m here when I’m here… and I ain’t when I ain’t!”

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6 thoughts on “The Destination Is~ Crown King!

    1. It was a fun climb up the mountains… and it’s always fun to see tall evergreens and forests when you are in Arizona. Glad you enjoyed my post! Thank You!

  1. Oh you are a girl after my own heart. Cold beer and fudge…yes these are happy things indeed 🙂 Love the photos but my particular picks are the toad and the culvert.Thanks for the tour. Really enjoyed it!

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