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Best National Parks To Visit This Spring

Spring brings a fresh start, a chance to put away layers of clothes and roam free and easy. And there’s no better place to find renewal than a national park, our unbeatable natural treasures. Spring brings a renewal, warmer temperatures, … Continue reading

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Lost Dutchman State Park: Adopt-A-Cactus

Last winter I posted three articles on Lost Dutchman, an Arizona State Park named after Jacob Waltz, the Dutchman, who reportedly found a gold mine in the Superstitions in the 1870s. According to legend, the gold is still there somewhere. … Continue reading

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Lost Dutchman State Park: Mixture of Mountains & Mystery

During the past winter I posted two articles on Lost Dutchman, an Arizona State Park named after Jacob Waltz, the Dutchman, who reportedly found a gold mine in the Superstitions in the 1870s. According to legend, the gold is still … Continue reading

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Lost Dutchman State Park, a Scenic Gem

Lost Dutchman State Park is located in the Sonoran Desert in central Arizona at the base of the Superstition Mountains. The park is named for the “Lost Dutchman,” Jacob Waltz, a German prospector who supposedly knew the location of a … Continue reading

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You’ll find Gold in the Superstitions

Who says there’s no gold in them thar hills? Lost Dutchman State Park could be a goldmine for Arizona. It has beautiful trails and is just minutes away from Apache Junction, Canyon Lake, and Goldfield Ghost Town. Delays in a … Continue reading

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Saguaro Central: Catalina State Park, AZ, Part 2

Catalina, one of the many gems in the Arizona State Park system, offers beautiful vistas of the Sonoran Desert and the Santa Catalina Mountains with riparian canyons, lush washes, and dense cactus forests.   Catalina State Parkencompasses 5,493 acres and … Continue reading

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Saguaro Central: Catalina State Park, AZ

One of southern Arizona’s numerous “sky islands”, the Santa Catalina Mountains dominate Tucson’s northern skyline. These sky islands are small mountain ranges that rise steeply from the desert floor and often feature a cool and relatively moist climate at their … Continue reading

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Prepare for Solitude: Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, AZ

Want to take advantage of your SUV or high-clearance two-wheel-drive vehicle? Then Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge is the place for you! Boundless desert surrounds you in Cabeza Prieta, the third largest national wildlife refuge in the lower 48 states. … Continue reading

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Playing in Mute Harmony: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ

Newcomers to Arizona are often struck by Desert Fever. Desert Fever is caused by the spectacular natural beauty and serenity of the area. Early symptoms include a burning desire to make plans for the next trip “south”. There is no … Continue reading

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