We attended the annual Arizona Roundup Vintage Trailer Rally this past weekend (December 6,7,8, 2019). The rally was at Buckskin Mountain SP, near Parker, Arizona. About a 45 minute drive from the more recognized, or more famous snowbird community of Quartzite, Arizona.
This annual weekend camp out is attended mostly by an established group membership. Years ago we got an invitation and decided to try it. We have been going ever since.
A group of us from Las Vegas, not original members, attend as an annual get together. We also share some friendships with people from California, Arizona, Utah, and more distant places. A time to catch up, outdoor cook with each other, and share a campfire each night.
The original group is mostly teardrop trailers and vintage trailers, as well as vintage tow vehicles. Though the group seems to welcome anyone that loves camping.
Some years the campground is sold out for this event a year in advance. December of 2019 was the first time I saw an abundance of open campsites and an apparent decline of regulars attending. I personally reserve for the next year while I attend the event.
Saturday midday was the communal potluck at the picnic pavilion that overlooks a beautiful section of the Colorado River. A time to swap stories with anyone that attends. The food is always good!
This year was relatively cool weather, and some rain. Not overly cold though. I must admit one day we had to duck under awnings most of the day to stay dry.
The rain managed to hold off so we had a campfire each night. During the day most of us did some hiking, photography, sat around and relaxed, or did some Dutch Oven Cooking.
If you are interested in this event find the “Arizona Round-Up” group on Facebook. They always meet at Buckskin the first Saturday weekend in December. There are often vintage trailers or tow vehicles for sale. I leave my wallet at home. LOL!
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