Monday March 27, 2018 Old Palm Canyon Kofa NWR Arizona
Old Palm Canyon hike
I moved camp a couple days ago to the Palm Canyon parking lot.
A hike to Old Palm Canyon
The next morning my plan was to hike from around the right side of the parking lot looking for what I saw on the map was Old Palm Canyon, about two miles to it from the parking lot. It was to be on the third wash from the parking lot so should be fairly east to find.
On rattle snakes
Patsy asked if I was concerned with rattle snakes. I come from an area with rattle snakes in California and grew up with them so to speak. I’m always watching out for them, but rarely see any in the desert. Over the years I’ve found that they don’t really want anything to do with us. But step on one and they will defend themselves just like you would if someone stepped on you. but they are not aggressive. So anyway, not much bother to me.
Following the old game trail
Old fire pits
Old Palm Canyon
No palm trees in sight
I walked around the lower part of the wash, but had no plans to go up into the canyon. I did look for any palm trees up in the canyon from down below but I didn’t spot any of them.
It looked like a nice canyon to explore as it looked like you could hike up the wash, maybe some other time.
Headed on back
Way worse than rattle snakes
Visitors while I was gone
I made it back to the parking lot around 1. While I was gone Marty and Patti came by the van but didn’t find me so they continued on over to the Skull Rock area to have lunch.
After a short rest I headed on out the road back to Quartzsite.
And that was my day for a nice one.