Queen’s Canyon Exploration and a Tank Visit

Wednesday February 19, 2020 Queen’s Canyon Canyon, Kofa, Arizona

Desert hiking

Dan and I were planning a nice little hike today. But first we got up and had a couple of leisurely coffees and enjoyed the desert day as there was a nice breeze which was going to keep the day from getting too hot so no hurry.

We left camp around 11 and drove on up into the Queen’s Canyon about 7 miles driving very slow to keep from splitting a tire on a rock.

Queen’s Canyon Road

We started out on the road here.roadin

 

And continued on up the road slowly.myview

 

We ran into this Canadian guy who said to wait for a jeep pulling another jeep out. We had a nice chat while we waited. Nice guy.camman

 

Missed our hike spot

The jeeps whet on by so we continued up the road somehow going by the place we wanted to stop for a hike and didn’t realize it until we got to the end of the road. Dan wanted to hike a bit further to see what was ahead on the trail so we parked and locked up the van and took off for a leisurely walk for about 2 miles out.roadend

 

Our hike started out up this creek.trail

 

And up this old road.trail2

 

Through this area before we turned around and headed back.trail3

 

Hike to a tank

We headed back to the van and drove down the road and decided to check out a tank by Skull rock.hike

 

Skull Rock

We parked at Skull Rock and looked for the trail to the tank. A tank is anything in the desert that holds water. It could be a pool full of water or a watering trough.skull

 

We started up this trail to the tank.trailtank

 

The trail petered out but we found our way through.creek

 

We spotted this sheep coming from the water tank.sheep

 

We could see the tank up ahead with an old dam.water

 

Bobcat

As we got closer we saw this bobcat sneaking away.cat

 

The tank

Here’s the water hole called a tank where there is water all year for the wild animals to drink.tank

 

Back to camp

From there we worked our way back to the main road and made our way back to camp for a rest and soon dinner.

After that we spent a lot of time sitting around shooting the bull.

Sunset

The sun just went down to the west.sunset

 

We sat around shooting the bull until it got too chilly around 8 and then retired to our rigs where it was warm.

We had a good day exploring around and getting some exercise. Nice day.

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Checking Out the Queen’s Canyon Road

Tuesday February 18, 2020 Queen’s Canyon, Kofa Arizona

Queen’s Canyon Road

We left Quartzsite this morning and headed down 95 to the Palm Canyon Road and turned onto it.

We turned off on the Queen’s Canyon road. Dan only has two wheel drive so when things got rough we found this camp spot and parked his truck there.

The road in.road

 

We left Dan’s truck here at our camp spot and continued on up the Queen’s Canyon road in my van.camp

 

We stopped at the skull to check it out and talked with a couple nice people there before moving on to the end of the road.skull

 

We were looking for the wash we wanted to go for a walk on tomorrow up ahead a ways.rockroad

 

Camp

We found the wash and eventually turned around at the end of the road and headed back to camp where we stayed the night.camp2

 

Tomorrow we plan to do a hike up the wash in there so stay tuned.

Nice day exploring around the Kofa.

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