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Palm Canyon, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

27 Nov

Right now is the perfect time to take a drive along Highway 95 from Quartzsite to Yuma AZ. In fact, you might find yourself in a traffic jam in Quartzsite where so many people flock to from the north to enjoy the fabulous sunshine of the desert in the winter months. It gets pretty hot in the summer. We were here in April 2008 and it was such a gorgeous time.

Palm Canyon is known for being the last significant location in Arizona where palm trees grow in their natural habitat. When my husband and I drove to this canyon, it was late day and we were the only ones there. There are old mines, springs, interesting rocks and minerals, and beautiful scenery in any direction. We did not see any wildlife though. In fact I don’t ever recall seeing a bug.

More wildlife refuge excursions are planned in 2010. Happy Black Friday.

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Posted by on November 27, 2009 in Arizona, Photography

 

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8 responses to “Palm Canyon, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

  1. davecandoit

    November 27, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Wow, great shot. The cactus placement is nice.

     
  2. iheartfilm

    November 27, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Love the Southwest. I need to visit my uncle in Tucson. 🙂

     
  3. Ronnie McIntosh

    November 28, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Great photos! I used to go to Arizona every year or so but its been a few years since I last visited. It sure is a beautiful state!

     
  4. Doug

    November 28, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Have never been that far west and south at the same time 🙂

     
  5. poverty_dieter

    November 28, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Gorgeous!

     
  6. wildwesty

    November 29, 2009 at 8:43 am

    love the new layout! and great photo!

    I passed through Quartsite on my drive from Lake Havasu through Yuma back to San Diego. The area was DEAD! All the campsites were empty (guess it wasn’t the season yet lol)

    We have a Palm Canyon in the San Diego Borrego desert… I love it!

     
  7. Maggie

    November 30, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Great shot. The sky is so blue and the reddish brownish color so the stone looks really nice against it.

     
  8. Pastor Larry

    November 30, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Great view

     

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