Tag Archives: Southwest

Legend, History & Intrigue of the Superstitions

Strange secrets lie hidden in the Superstition Mountains in Arizona. Did a lone miner really discover a fortune in lost gold in this rugged region? And what strange force caused dozens of adventurers seeking the mine to vanish without a … Continue reading

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Quartzsite Plans GRAND Gathering 2015

The 2nd Annual GRAND Gathering, the World’s Largest Gathering of Grand Parents and Great-Grand Parents, is planned for Quartzsite from March 6 to 8. Sponsored by the Quartzsite Improvement Association (QIA), Grand Gathering 2015 will be a celebration of grandparents, … Continue reading

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San Xavier del Bac: White Dove of the Desert

One glance, and you know why it’s known as the White Dove of the Desert. Just imagine, in the late 1600s a stranger on horseback has entered a village. Many of the people gather to see this stranger who is dressed … Continue reading

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China Ranch Date Farm

A lush oasis hidden in a desert valley, the beautiful China Ranch Date Farm, is worthy of a visit on your next journey near southern Death Valley. Using Wine Ridge RV Resort in Pahrump, Nevada, as our home base, we … Continue reading

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Mesa RV Park Meets Modest Mouse

The Modest Mouse, an indie-rock group, recently released “Lampshades on Fire,” the first single from their its long-awaited new album, Strangers to Ourselves. A teaser photo posted to the group’s new Instagram account quickly garnered more than 3,000 likes. It … Continue reading

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When Snowbirds Become Staybirds

The demographic commonly known as snowbirds, remains an established population through the US Sunbelt each winter season. As refugees from the frozen north, snowbirds escape frigid, windy, icy, and snowy climes at home by migrating southward each year. Then almost … Continue reading

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Death Valley National Park: Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Death Valley. The very name repels. So do the superlatives: the hottest (134 degrees in 1913), driest (less than 2 inches of average annual rainfall), and lowest (282 feet below sea level) of the U.S. national parks. Nearly 550 square … Continue reading

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Discover Hubbell Trading Post Where History Is Made Every Day

Little has changed in more than 135 years at the oldest continuously operating trading post on the Navajo Reservation. Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site is equal parts museum, art gallery, and general store, a place where Native Americans come … Continue reading

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2015 Quartzsite Show Dates Announced

Quartzsite is located in western Arizona, 17 miles east of the Colorado River on I-10. In 1856, settler Charles Tyson built a fort at the present site of Quartzsite for protection against Indian raids and to protect his water supply. Fort … Continue reading

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Pinnacles National Park: Rocks, Caves & Condors

At America’s newest National Park, the possibilities for discovery are limitless. The remains of an ancient volcanic field consisting of massive monoliths, rocky spires, pinnacles, red crags, and talus cave, rise out of the meditteranean chaparral-covered Gabilan Mountains, a sanctuary … Continue reading

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