About the Winter Count Site
Winter Count is held about a 30-minute drive east of Florence, Arizona. The site (elevation 2,600 ft) has a beautiful view of the Superstition Mountains, stunning night skies, and no neighbors.
Local flora ranges from palo verde and ironwood to saguaro and barrel cactus. The adage that “Everything in the desert sticks, pricks, bites, and stings” is more fact than fiction. Catclaw, mesquite, jumping cholla, and other pricklies are regular residents. Animal life ranges from toads to javalinas, deer to tortoises, fox, bobcat, and much more.
We are very fortunate to have found landowners who are excited about what we do. As part of our agreement with them, we ask that you treat their family land with appreciation and respect.
Due to dense desert vegetation, and some archaeological features, we will ask you to drive on, and park in, designated areas only and not where vegetation is growing. We get kinda persnickety about this. Once you’ve registered for Winter Count, we’ll provide more detail about the location, including directions, where to park and camp, etc.