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Winter Journey – La Paz and Palm Canyon – January 2017

Winter Journey – La Paz and Palm Canyon – January 2017

  Sunday January 29th – Quartzfest is over, but some ham radio operators are staying on at La Paz. However, there is hardly anyone along our side of the wash now. It is not so windy this morning, so I ...

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Winter Journey – Quartzfest – January 2017

Winter Journey – Quartzfest – January 2017

  Quartzfest is the annual gathering of amateur radio operators and their spouses at the La Paz BLM dispersed camping area south of Quartzsite, Arizona. There were events and activities all day, every day.  Clifford attended classes on portable antennas, ...

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Winter Journey – On to Quartzsite, Arizona – January 2017

Winter Journey – On to Quartzsite, Arizona – January 2017

Friday January 20th – this Buckeye BLM place in the Sonoran desert of Arizona is very peaceful and would be an okay place to set up for awhile, except that we need to get to the Quartzsite area today. Clifford ...

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Winter Journey – Synder Hill to Buckeye – January 2017

Winter Journey – Synder Hill to Buckeye – January 2017

Monday January 16th is moving day again. I am up in time to catch the first light on the Dragoon Mountain slope on the west side of the little canyon, Cochise Stronghold, were we have been camped for a week. ...

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Winter Journey – Stronghold & Tombstone – January 2017

Winter Journey – Stronghold & Tombstone – January 2017

Friday January 13th, since we are not going backpacking, we decide to go to Tombstone today. Right after breakfast, we leave our campground at Cochise Stronghold and head south. Tombstone is a lot of fun as we browse the shops ...

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Winter Journey – Cochise Stronghold – January 2017

Winter Journey – Cochise Stronghold – January 2017

Monday January 9th, I am up before Clifford, but have no time to walk in the rocks. Once Clifford is up, I finish packing the inside while he does the outside. We discover, unfortunately, that our rear-view camera is no ...

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Winter Journey – Last Days at City of Rocks – January 2017

Winter Journey – Last Days at City of Rocks – January 2017

  Friday January 6th, 2017 – There is a sprinkle of rain in the early morning, very welcome in the desert, here at City of Rocks State Park in southwestern New Mexico.  Even though it is very windy, I go ...

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Winter Journey – City of Rocks – January 2017

Winter Journey – City of Rocks – January 2017

Tuesday January 3rd – the sky is kind of skummy looking this morning, so I don’t go for a walk in the rocks, but make tea and write in my journal. After breakfast, we go to the Faywood post office. ...

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