Tag Archives: Arizona

Photo Post: Arizona Skies

February Sunrise: Imperial Dam LTVA
Man oh man! I’m going to hate to leave this place and I’ll be coming back if for no other reason than to see the sunsets and sunrises. This is a completely unaltered photo from a sunrise the other day. HOLY COW!

The skies of the desert here in Arizona are friggin’ amazing! Sunset after sunrise  after sunset after sunrise. They just keep coming and I’ll be coming back just for the joy of seeing them!

BW Sunset: Imperial Dam LTVA
I tell ya… the skies here in Arizona are just the best! The reason I’m showing this sunset in black ad white is that I just could not come close to doing it justice in color!

Exploring My New “Home”, Imperial Dam LTVA, Part Four: A Sheep in Wolves’ Clothing

Vicious Beast
This vicious beast, in reality, is really cute little dog that suffers from an overbite. The  the light in his eyes is making him squint as they reflect the color of the sandy hillside behind me giving him, along with the overbite, a rather menacing appearance. Other than belonging to someone here at Imperial Dam LTVA this pooch has nothing to do with this story but made for a good lead in, I thought.

As I was first exploring my new neighborhood I walked by a neighbor’s RV and this very long legged, snow-dog like looking creature appeared from behind the vehicle, barking, leaping in the air, tugging on her chain, running back and forth, her eyes fixed intently upon me. I knew I’d be a goner if the creature somehow got loose. READ MORE…

Boondocking Report: IMPERIAL DAM, BLM LONG TERM VISITOR AREA, NEAR YUMA, AZ

 

Road to Ferguson Lake
From South Mesa at Imperial Dam LTVA it’s about 8 or so miles up a dirt road Ferguson Lake. The road had just been graded when I was there so passage was easy. The countryside is desolate but beautiful. I saw two other vehicles on that drive.

This is an interesting and unusual place! It quickly became evident that there is community here and that many campers have been coming here for the Season (see Seasonality, below) or a large part of it for many years. Many of them know each other or at least know of each other. I didn’t know what to expect before arriving here and now about a week later I’m still discovering things. What kind of things? All kinds of things: There are maybe 25 named camping areas within the Imperial Dam LTVA. There is a real sense of community here with organized hikes, potlucks, musical performances, model airplane and race car meets, exercise and yoga groups, all organized by campers. There’s and ice cream truck that comes around every other Thursday I’m told, a guy with a wifi hotspot, the nearby Christian Center where you can send and receive mail, get propane, telephone messages, get Internet access and more. There is lots of hiking around here and a bat habitat where, beginning about March, I’m told, you can see, well, bats. READ MORE…