Friday, Saturday March 16, 17, 2018 Queen Canyon Kofa NWR Arizona
Cereus Tank hike
Than I went back to Quartzsite to the PitStop and got drinking water and filled my van’s propane tank. From there I went to the Library, but it was closed as the power was out so I went back to Marty and Patti’s where I’m staying and the power was out there so I took a nap.
Headed out for the Kofa
In the evening around six I headed out towards the Kofa NWR headed back to Queen Canyon where I was a week or so ago.
Check out this map
I took the road to the queen canyon. It got dark on me before I was able to get to my camp area which I’ve marked on this map. Also note the Cereus tank which I hiked to today from my camp spot. Also note Tunnel mine spring which I looked for but didn’t find.
I made it to my camp spot just after dark and having been here a bit ago I knew where to park in the dark, which was where I parked last time. Up on the side of the wash which is just barely out of the wash as the wash could flow if it rained enough, so I tried to park as high as I could.
I camped and had a good night.
The next day, today Hiking to Cereus Tank
Today I sleep in and got it going around noon. My plan was to walk back down the main road and try to find the Cereus tank. It is shown on the map, but it is pretty vague just exactly were it was.
Looking for game trails
I did know it was on the right side of the road going down, so the plan was to walk down the right side of the canyon looking for game trails that might go to the tank. Major game trails should go to the water holes so I was looking for a well used game trail.
I started back down the main road I came in on as it appeared the Cereus tank was back down the road a mile or so. Remember I’m looking for a well used game trail that takes off to the right and I have no idea where it might be.
When I found any game trails going off to the right I followed them a ways to see if they might go to the tank. I had several false leads.
Picked up a game trail past the skull
Chatted up a storm
After a bit I left the tank and went back to the skull cave where I found these two people resting there, a lady and her brother. They were hikers so we talked for a good long while shooting the bull.
Couldn’t find the Mine Tunnel Spring
I left them and continued on down the road looking for the mine tunnel spring which I never did find. What I did find was I should of gone back to the van after talking with the people because now after looking for the Mine Tunnel spring, I was beat. I had about a mile hike back to the van.
But I did find this
I left it and made my way back to the van about 4 where I was very tired so had a nap before getting something to eat.
That was my day for a good hike.
Saturday March 17
Looking for Mine Tunnel Spring
After sitting around a bit I decided I might as well go look for the other water hole here called Mine tunnel spring. As far as I could tell it was close to the Cereus tank so today was mostly a repeat of yesterday as I went in the same area.
I was back at the van by 3 and was beat so that was my day.