We are back at McDowell Mountain where I had my bike fall last year around this same time. I guess I was riding too aggressively and went over the bumps and sailed over the handle bars into the cactus and landed (actually skidded) onto my shoulder and ribs. No broken bones but lots of scratches and bruises. This year my plan was to be a bit more careful and not be such a dare devil when racing along the great bike trails here. I succeeded. We went on several hikes and did some biking and no injuries. YAY! But, boy, are the trails sure are fun here!


Campground: McDowell Mountain Regional Park – E.I. Rowland Campground
Location: Fountain Hills, Arizona
Site: 51 (back-in)
Cost: $30
Services: W/E (50AMP)
Comments:   A great campground with fantastic views all around. We especially enjoyed this site, 51, due to the site privacy and the sweeping 360 degree views.


Our site did not disappoint and we had nightly sunsets that were gorgeous! Every night was a different look and a different color.


As usual, the hiking and biking was lots of fun. We hiked many trails and did quite a few bike rides. Along the way we saw a few birds and a dead snake along with the usual scenery of cacti galore and Four Peaks around every corner!


Fountain Hills is the closest city with amenities for shopping, restaurants, and the library along with the fountain and lots of public art.


And, we can’t forget Halloween. Need I say more!!