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Exotic palms adorn wildlife refuge

While the native California fan palm (Washingtonia filifera) can be found in several areas in California, including Joshua Tree National Park and near Palm Springs, there is one hidden spot in Arizona where it also can be found.

Winter paves way for trip to Fortification Hill

If you’re one of the smart hikers who keeps a list of seasonal hikes – those that should be attempted only at some particular time of year – Fortification Hill should be near the top of your winter list.

Visit to saloon caps Parker Dam trip

If you visit Parker, Ariz., on a weekend, one of the trip’s highlights should be heading some five miles into the Buckskin Mountains via a gravel but well-maintained road to visit the Nellie E. Saloon.

The lonely washboard of Racetrack Road awaits

Most people aren’t aware that Death Valley National Park boasts some 1,000 miles of paved and gravel roads, more than any of other of our nation’s parks. One road in particular, the unpaved, 27-mile Racetrack Road, offers one of the finest day outings in the park.

Take a trip to Lincoln County to see Nevada rock art sites

Lincoln County, Clark County’s neighbor to the north, is home to dozens of the finest rock art sites in Nevada. Of course, you could spend several days or longer visiting these sites, but even in a day’s time, you can visit a couple of them and return home quite satisfied.

Take a trip to Lincoln County to see Nevada rock art sites

Lincoln County, Clark County’s neighbor to the north, is home to dozens of the finest rock art sites in Nevada. Of course, you could spend several days or longer visiting these sites, but even in a day’s time, you can visit a couple of them and return home quite satisfied.

Take a trip to Lincoln County to see Nevada rock art sites

Lincoln County, Clark County’s neighbor to the north, is home to dozens of the finest rock art sites in Nevada. Of course, you could spend several days or longer visiting these sites, but even in a day’s time, you can visit a couple of them and return home quite satisfied.

Head a bit north and check out Mesquite in October

If you have ever driven to Utah from Las Vegas, your route was by way of Mesquite. Most of us just bypass the town, little realizing there are good reasons to stop at least a few hours. Mesquite has preserved many of its historic buildings and much of its small-town charm.

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