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.