We left our lovely spot on Incinerator Ridge and went back toward Tucson to check out Saguaro National Park. The park is split into two different sections. We visited both sections and learned a lot about the saguaro cactus including the fact that they do not grow arms until they are about 70 years old.

According to the internet, nearby Ironwood Forest National Monument had a lot of dispersed camping available so we made that our destination for a place to stay for the night.

As often happens to us, our information was not completely accurate. We drove and drove in a very isolated area without seeing any other vehicles except Border Patrol for miles. We also did not see any good places to set up camp. We did however see a lot of saguaro cactus.

Finally, as it was getting dark ( a habit of ours) we found a spot near the old Silver Bell Mine to spend the night. Thank goodness we had the truck to sleep in because there was definitely no place to set up a tent.