A very, very quiet place!
After the <relative> hustle and bustle of the last 6 weeks of Rallies, KOFA is a real retreat. There are few people here, it's very quiet - no highway noise; the sky is very dark at night and the mountains are gorgeous.
The Kofa Mountains rise up from the surrounding Sonoran desert to a height of 4,877 feet. Bighorn sheep make the mountains their home (although, I've never seen them). The 664,327 acre refuge was established in 1939 as a refuge for the sheep and other native wildlife following a campaign by the Arizona Boy Scouts.
The desert 'pavement' is softer here . . .
Where we are camped on Palm Canyon Road is part of many miles of flood plains - and the desert pavement reflects that!
|The big 'MoHo' almost got stuck!|
Right now I'm traveling with friends; Julie, with a Scamp; Jeannie, with a small Chinook; and Roz, with a medium sized MotorHome. While my levelers sank into the sand a bit while I was setting up, Roz almost got stuck as her heavier rig sank into the gravel-covered sand. Luckily, she's an experienced driver, didn't panic and got to a more secure location!
|I had to really move back to get all 4 rigs in the same frame - lots of room here!|
One benefit of being on the flood plain is the increased vegetation. It's very green here. All the Ocotillo is leafed out and there are even small grass shoots coming up.
A whole grove of Ocotillo behind my trailer
|The desert floor here is criss-crossed with small, but deep washes - the brush is thick and green!|
Another great Arizona sunset
A bit breezy during the day, the wind abruptly died around sunset and we watched a very long sunset. The moon was quite late coming up, so when dark finally really fell, the stars were spectacular!