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Arizona Trip
 2007

Tucson    Willcox    Sierra Vista    Patagonia    Green Valley    AZ Birds    Idyllwild    Coarsegold    

Tucson, AZ
June, 2007


Our first stop was Phoenix, AZ
Heard Museum


Then on to Tucson, AZ
Gail at the Desert Museum
 


The Saguaro were in bloom.
Gilbert Ray Campground
Tucson, AZ

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Willcox, AZ
June, 2007


Chiricahua National Monument

Stayed at the Willcox, AZ Elks while we visited Southeastern Arizona and looked for birds.

Birding along the Turkey Creek Road.


Looked for birds in Portal, AZ


One of the Earp brothers at the Willcox cemetery.


An Arizona sunset over Cochise Lake in Willcox, AZ

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Sierra Vista, AZ
June, 2007

 

 

Fort Huachuca


Looks like people have been birding in this area for a long time.
Pictographs in Garden Canyon
Fort Huachuca


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parry's Agave in bloom.

Garden Canyon
Ft Huachuca
 


We birded Ramsey, Carr, Miller and Ash Canyons looking for hummingbirds.
Beatty's Guest Ranch
Miller Canyon

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Patagonia, AZ

June, 2007


We kayaked on Lake Patagonia.  Gail's trying to stay in the shade of her umbrella during this hot weather.


Watched hummingbirds at Paton's.
Violet-crowned and Broad-billed hummingbird


Patagonia Lake State Park
It rained in the afternoon bringing cooler temperatures, thunder, lightning and a rainbow.

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Green Valley, AZ
June, 2007

Had a wonderful time in Green Valley visiting Barb and George.  They showed us a delightful restaurant in Tucson, The Happy Rooster Cafe.  Had a chance to catch up on things, play some games and enjoy some of Barb's great meals.

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Arizona Birds
June, 2007


Male and female Elegant Trogon
Garden Canyon
Fort Huachuca
Sierra Vista, AZ


While searching for this owl something fell from above.  There he was!  We wouldn't have found him if he hadn't nearly pooped on us.
Garden Canyon
Fort Huachuca
Sierra Vista, AZ


Violet-crowned hummingbird
Paton's Home
Patagonia, AZ


Flame-colored Tanager
Madera Canyon, AZ


Thick-billed Kingbird
Paton's Home
Patagonia, AZ

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Idyllwild, CA
July, 2007


4th of July Parade
 on the streets of Idyllwild


Stan sang and played guitar
4th of July
Idyllwild Thousand Trails

Spent almost a week at the Thousand Trails park in the mountains of Idyllwild, CA  to cool off after Arizona's hot temperatures.

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Coarsegold, CA
July, 2007

Decided to spend a week at this wonderful SKP park in Coarsegold, CA.  We're about 30 miles from Yosemite and close to lakes and the gold country.  Our site has a nice deck on a corner lot nestled in oak, pine and manzanita.

 

 

 

Mariposa Grove of Big Trees
Yosemite National Park

 

 

 

 

 


View from the Mile High Vista area of Fuller Buttes, Balloon Dome and the Sierra Crest.


Remains of the 1858 store operated by D. Ghirardelli in Hornitos, CA
The site is currently owned by D. Ghirardelli Co.
Chocolate and Cocoa

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