Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Burgers & Canyons

It was time to get out and start seeing some of the sites, so we headed South toward Yuma to check out a few places our new friend Jim told us about.

Stone Cabin, AZ (35 miles South on Hwy 95 from Quartzite)  is Randy's Burgers. Not only will you get good food, but you get to enjoy Randy's sense of humor too.

After burgers, we decided to check out some of the canyons in Kofa.  This part is about 10 miles North of Stone Cabin @ mile marker 85.

Palm Canyon is located at the end of a 7 mile dirt road.  This is the only Canyon in Arizona where you can find a canyon of Palm Trees.

After a short rocky and sometimes steep climb you finally get to a observation spot where a sign points you in the right direction to spot the Palms, as there is no path to get to them.  It was a tough climb for Deb, as she had Max pulling her over the loose rocks... LOL

Our view from the observation spot looking across the parking lot.

A man and his dog (aka Jerry and Max)

We have found out quickly, you just don't know what the wind will be like in AZ.  One moment it's nice and calm, seconds later blowing in all directions. 

Heading into Queen Canyon, which is about 5 miles off the main road into Palm Canyon.

Neat Rock Formation

Queen Canyon

Human Skull Rock Formation (this is a picture from the internet)

These folks were in the mouth of the skull when we drove by, but they were kind enough to let us take a picture (why we didn't get a full picture of the skull formation).  A good spot to get out of the wind.
More of Queen Canyon

The different Rock Formations are unbelievable

As the sun was starting to set
At end of the dry creek wash (they call road) you have to walk about another 4 miles to get to the original site of Kofa Queen Mine.

Once again Max found the cactus... beginning to think he likes to be carried. Needless to say we didn't make it to the mine.

A beautiful sunset to end our day in the canyons.

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