My name is John Arthur. My Arizona and Sierra Estrella roots go way back (see below!). As a kid my family would always camp in the Estrellas, and my Dad (now 80) is one of the few people left from the Old Times, before World War 2. My earliest memories are of the "80" ranch down in Maricopa. We had a small cotton farm right in front of the CircleK on the Maricopa road, just south of the Mobile cutoff. Enven in my 50 years or so, much has changed. I would have never thought that "civilization" would arrive at the Estrellas.

Anyway, if you would like to contact me, I can be reached as follows:


The best way to reach me is at the following address:

If you write, please use words like "Estrellas", "Estrella Mountains", "Phoenix" or "Sierra Estrella" in the subject line. This also helps me separate real letters from the junk mail. Thank you.
As usual, any other mail sent to this site at the domain ( will go into a general account that I don't check too often, mostly because of the disgusting spam I get, even with filtering. So, if you want to contact me, please use the Yahoo account above.


PS: I will give a phone, but remember the thing called "time zones":