The National Park Service pronounces it "mo-go-yown", whereas the Forest Service says it's pronounced "muggy-own". Whatever, it seems like a distinction with little difference to us. Between intense summer heat, thick wildfire smoke, and incidents like what happened to us here at the Mogollon Rim, our 2021 season seems to be one of the best laid plans going awry. We nevertheless share a wonderful visit to these pine-covered highlands of Arizona, including Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, ancient ruins of prehistoric inhabitants at Shoofly Village, the Payson Campground & RV Resort, and of course the stunning natural beauty of the Rim itself.
Filmed: September 6-11, 2021
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- 0:00 Intro
- 1:14 Search for boondocking
- 2:37 Payson Campground & RV Resort
- 4:59 The Dyrt PRO
- 5:34 The Mogollon Rim
- 8:11 Woods Canyon Lake & Bear Canyon Lake
- 10:37 Shoofly Village
- 11:58 Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
- 14:33 Wrap-up
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- Mogollon Rim https://www.visitarizona.com/places/parks-monuments/mogollon-rim/
- Payson Campground & RV Resort https://www.paysoncampground.com/
- Tonto National Forest https://www.fs.usda.gov/tonto
- Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest https://www.fs.usda.gov/asnf
- Shoofly Village https://www.discovergilacounty.com/shoofly-indian-ruins
- Tonto Natural Bridge State Park https://azstateparks.com/tonto
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