season begins. Coach Frank Kush
had a vision and it worked out
very well. I want to perpetuate
Set within the cool mountain
country near Payson, Ariz., the
camp borders the Tonto National
Forest, which provides the first
two syllables of Tontozona. The state of Arizona offers the last pair.
Mountains skirt the camp with water, contributing much of the
beauty to the area with clear-running Tonto Creek just a moment’s
walk from the practice field. As a matter of fact, the bubbling
springs on the camp property are a popular place for a cold drink
or a refreshing natural whirlpool after practice. But the creek is
even more popular after drills.
Three man-sized waterfalls and clear-
bottom swimming holes serve as refreshers
to the Sun Devils. Wildlife is another
prominent specialty of Tontozona; deer
roaming the surrounding country and hawks circling the morning
and evening skies are not uncommon sights.
Just minutes away by car are other attractions such as the
spectacular Mogollon Rim
and its breathtaking view and
countryside that provide a
haven for campers, horseback
riders, hikers and picnickers.
SUN DEVIL FOOTBALL 2016