Jeep Ride to Palm Canyon

Thursday, March 2, 2017

My location:  Eight miles West of Bouse, Arizona just off Plomosa Road

This morning, I looked out the bedroom window and saw yesterday.  Not exactly, but the weather is just the same, maybe going to be a little warmer.

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1-IMG_4741Went through our morning routines and around 11:15, Yuma and I was ready for a Jeep ride.  Very low on gas, so had to go into Quartzsite for sure. 

Since I have to go the fifteen miles to town, we decided to keep on going right out the South end on hwy 95.  Our destination – Twenty miles South to Palm Canyon Road.

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There is our destination.  This road leads right up to the entrance to the canyon.  You can see the white thread going into the dark area.  That is the canyon.

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To the left of the canyon is more of the rugged Kofa Mountain range. 

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The map below points out the mountains we can see from the Sonoran Desert.

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Yuma is raring to start climbing once we reach the end of the road.

The palm trees are way up high in a crevice in the mountain above the canyon floor.  Actually, the canyon is a large wash, with lots of rocks and boulders.

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Looking out from the canyon at the road we came in on.

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Tried to get the palm trees in the background, but didn’t work.  So, you just get me and Yuma.

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Yuma managed to find another friend.

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Lots of rocks and boulders.  Yuma had the best time running and jumping on the boulders after I took the leash off.  He wore me out today.

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Heading back down the canyon.

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It was 4 o’clock by the time we got back to the RV.  Both of us were worn out from all the sightseeing and rock climbing we did today.  Time for more Tylenol.

See you later.

14 comments:

  1. Great pictures of the palm trees on the mountainside-especially the closeups. Yuma looked like he had a lot of fun running up and down the rocks. Such a pretty area.

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    1. Thanks Dolly. I don't know where Yuma gets all his energy. Wears me out.

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  2. What a great place to explore , we did that as well about 7 years ago but did not climb the rocks to the palms, a wonderful site for sure, Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks George. It is a neat place. Been there several times.

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  3. We were told about this climb and how neat to see the palm trees and stand between the mountains. We couldn't find the road to go in on and even looked when we came through on Tuesday. What is the name of the road? We'd love to do it next year when at the Q. Looks like you and Yuma had another great hiking day.

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    1. Thanks Patsy. Big sign about 20 miles South on hwy 95. The sign at the top of my blog is on hwy 95.

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    2. thank you Doug. We never caught what our friends called it but it is aptly named, now that I see it. Thank you, next year for sure!

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  4. Looks like you two had a great day. Enjoyed looking at the beautiful pictures of your day.

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    1. Thanks. Saw your RV on the way but was so low on gas, I was afraid to go over there. You are well off the road.

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  5. Beautiful pictures once again! Looks like a nice hike, did you see any snakes out there yet?

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    1. Thank you. Not yet. We're having cool weather in the low 70s. I may have to keep Yuma on a leash starting pretty soon though.

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  6. I took the weeder to the weeds in the front yard AND the back yard yesterday and BOY, did I pay for it! I hobbled around all afternoon!

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    1. Weeds in early March. Don't even think about that back in Illinois. Good exercise, just don't overdue it and take Tylenol for those sore joints.

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  7. I think those palm trees in the mountains are the coolest thing! Yuma makes friends everywhere he goes...just like you! :) I'm glad you had another beautiful day!

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