Wednesday March 20, 2019 Queen’s Canyon KOFA Arizona
Trail work in the KOFA
My plan was to spend Tuesday working on the Signal Peak trail in Queen’s Canyon in the Kofa.
So a couple hours before sunset I headed south on 95 to the Palm Canyon road and turned onto the Queen’s Canyon road.
The road in is a slow four wheel drive road so I didn’t get too far before it started to get dark.
Wrong car for the road
Just past the camp spot Dan and I used a few weeks ago a two wheel drive car was in the road stuck at a bad wash out crossing. It wasn’t really stuck but they had to get it turned around. I was able to get around them and continue my trip.
I turned on my lights and continued on in past the Skull rock area about a mile and made camp at the head of Indian Canyon where the Signal Peak trail starts.
Signal Peak trail
Wrong about the poppies
Above the poppies
The trail comes up the right side here through the brush and that’s where I wanted to work removing some brush as it was over growing the trail making the trail impassible in this spot unless one does a bit of rock scrambling.
A bit of trail work
Because the brush had blocked the trail in this spot the trail goes all over the place as people found a way around the blocked trail so I needed to mark the newly brushed area so people would find it so I put up about six piles of rocks to mark the brushed trail.
Heading back down the trail
I worked on the trail in this spot for about 2 and a half hours then took a break for a bit before starting back down the trail.
I made it back to the van where I took a long break and a good nap.
Drove out to camp
After that I started the slow drive out to the big parking lot at the road’s entrance where I had planned to camp.
But when I drove into the parking lot there was already a man and his wife there from the state of Washington. I shot the bull with them for a good while then drove down the road out a little further and camped in the same spot Dan and I camped at a few weeks ago.
Wednesday Back to Quartzsite
I had a pleasant night there and took it easy until about noon the next morning when I continued on down the road out headed back to Quartzsite. I did some shopping and then went over to the library for some internet action. I was going to write this blog but felt more like a nap so that’s what happened.
Checking in with Marty
From there I drove on over to see how Marty was coming along with his bad back. His back isn’t so good and he’s arranging a way to get back home to his own doctors this weekend.
After a visit I drove over to my Sun Kiss road camp spot and had another nap and some dinner and that was my day for another nice one.