Back to Hecla Junction

23 08 2018


Our cruise to Norway was the maiden voyage of the new Azamara Persuit.  In a very unique celebration at the port of Haugesund, Norway the Pursuit met her “big” sister, the Azamara Journey.

Azamara Sister’s Meet

After returning from London, we’ve spent 7 nights at Circle the Wagons in La Veta before a long weekend at Hecla Junction, one of our favorite campsites in the Arkansas River valley.  Located just a few miles north of Salida, Hecla is one of the put-in/pull-out sites when rafting the Arkansas.

Hecla Junction, Arkansas Headwaters State Park

It’s been 2 years since we were last at Hecla, and it’s great to be back!  We’re in Site #4, a riverside site, a large back-in, with a lower firepit, picnic table and tent area.  There are no facilities at Hecla except pit toilets – no water, no electric, not even any trash service.  And, no internet access.  A very weak Verizon signal finds it’s way back into the river canyon, but not enough for much but short text messages.

On Friday we spent a few hours catching up on email and phone calls while parked under the shade of the trees in the Buena Vista city park with good T-Mobile coverage.  On Saturday we returned to Buena Vista to visit a favorite, Eddyline Brewery for a few excellent beers and lunch.

After Hecla, we’re back to Circle the Wagons through Labor Day weekend before embarking on a week long circuit of Northern New Mexico starting at Taos.  More from there…

Hecla Junction, Arkansas Headwaters State Park

Hecla Junction, Arkansas Headwaters State Park





One response

17 09 2018
Karen Heydman

Looks like you guys are having a great summer! We drove right past your Hecla site on our way to Lake City for their Wine & Music Festival – too bad the weekends didn’t match up!

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