A number of our #PelfreybiltFamily headed out to the Verde River Sheep Bridge in Arizona for a weekend of trails, fishing, camping and all around fun! Here is a recap 🙂

Sheep Bridge, Arizona | Base Camp on the Verde River

Basecamp. Sheep Bridge, Arizona.

Huge thank you to those of you who were able to attend this campout; we had a great turn out!  To those of you who couldn’t make it, not to rub it in, but you really missed out. We had an absolute blast!

Although we didn’t anticipate getting rained on this trip, it happened, and like they say “when life hands you lemon’s make lemonade”. So, we made the best of the muddy mess and made some great memories together!

Sheep Bridge, Arizona | Base Camp on the Verde River

-SCENIC DRIVE- The two and a half hour drive into camp was so fun! Lots to see & definitely fun with a few rigs running the trail together!

-MUD- Setting up camp in the mud was challenging enough, so we all just stayed put; no wheeling other than the great ride into camp!

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photo credit: @cifaldiphotographySheep Bridge, Arizona | Base Camp on the Verde River

Sheep Bridge, Arizona | Base Camp on the Verde River

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-HIKING- The Sheep Bridge is absolutely beautiful; we were able to enjoy the view of the river as we crossed it, then luscious green foliage & trails on the other side!  It looked like a meadow it was so green! It definitely took us Californian’s by surprise considering we were in Arizona and only ever expect to see brown dirt and cactus! HA HA

Sheep Bridge, Arizona | Base Camp on the Verde River
Sheep Bridge, Arizona | Base Camp on the Verde River

Nature walk heading to the hot springs.

-HOT SPRINGS- There are two natural hot springs on the Verde River, and we managed to locate one of them, which came in handy considering how chilly it was outside! It’s tucked away, to the left of the bridge, along the hillside and beneath a bamboo trail, and pretty freaking awesome!

-2A FREEDOM- Being avid 2A supporters, many of us broke out our guns, and for those of us from California, we were able to shoot guns that legally we’re not allowed to shoot in CA, so that was a treat to say the least!!

Sheep Bridge, Arizona | Base Camp on the Verde River

Let Freedom Ring!

-IT’S A TACO THING- Saturday night we heard a bunch of ruckus caused by an big ol’ Chevy stuck in the mud and trying to get out!  Being the helping family that we are, directed by our Sales Manager, Michael Meier, we headed over in one of the Tacoma’s and pulled that bad boy out!  It’s always a great feeling when we get to help someone out! 1) that’s just what we do and 2) it’s amazing to see just how powerful & capable these Toyota’s really are!

CAMPFIRE SHENANAGINS- While everyone brought their own meals, we also had a group campfire which was so much fun!  Sharing campfire foods and drinks together, listening to music, dancing, playing card games and talking; it was the highlight of each evening. This time, personally, is what Tyler & I live for-the bonding with each of our #pelfreybiltfamily members!

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If this doesn’t entice you to get out to the next event, then I’m not sure what will!! HA HA!  We truly had a wonderful time; especially without cell service or pressure of leaving work behind!! HA HA!

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GENERAL INFORMATION AND HISTORY OF SHEEP BRIDGE

The Verde River Sheep Bridge, also known as the Red Point Sheep Bridge, is a suspension bridge which crosses the Verde River in Arizona. Constructed primarily to allow sheep to be driven between grazing ranges on either side of the river. Building started in 1943 and was completed in 1944. Sheep drives stopped in 1978. The bridge was closed in 1987 and largely demolished in 1988. A replica bridge was constructed in by the U.S. Forest Service1989 to allow hikers access to the Mazatzal Wilderness in Tonto National Forest. The original west suspension tower still remains alongside the replica bridge.