By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 11/13/2019
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All the adventures and photos from my trips to Tonopah, Arizona.

Tonopah is a small town about 40 miles west of downtown Phoenix. However, it is home to a hot spring that is a favorite of mine, as well as some spectacular scenery.

Camping at El Dorado Hot Spring

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 3/21/2010
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We camp overnight at El Dorado Hot Spring.

One of my goals for this year is to take Zachary camping more often. However, it was his mother, Jenny, who announced that we would be going this weekend. I suggested El Dorado Hot Spring, where she'd been once before, and off we went!

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Saddle Mountain

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 4/17/2010
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I go 4-wheeling in the Sonoran Desert.

About 40 miles west of Phoenix just south of I-10 at Tonopah, are a pair of volcanic mountains linked by a saddle of lower hills. The more dramatic western peak is Saddle Mountain. It is composed of lighter-colored lava, tuff and rhyolite. The eastern peaks are nearly black basaltic lava of the Quaternary Age. I spent today driving my SUV around Saddle Mountain, getting photos and enjoying the solitude.

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Little Steps in Tonopah

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 12/18/2010
Topics: #Tonopah #HotSpring #Arizona Page Views: 1443
Some friends and I test the gay-friendliness of a small Arizona town.

Meanwhile, Cowboy was talking to Brett about Raffle Lady and how she rescues condemned dogs and cats and how, whenever she finds an injustice, she does her best to rectify it. "She doesn't even know the woman," he said, marveling. "It's a friend of a friend. But when she found out the woman needed more money to complete the adoption process, why, she up and made this raffle thing happen on her own, got the prize donated and has been selling tickets right and left. All for a stranger who needs help!"

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