With Kingman Wash and Lake Mead behind us, we charged into the desert, sprung on the idea of hanging with the flocks of snowbirding blue-hairs in the peculiarity that is Quartzsite, AZ. We drove straight through that monster flea market, and south onto the incredible, 660,000 acre Kofa Wildnerness. Sure, we missed bingo hour, but instead had a couple days of outstanding scenery and invigorating desert hikes!
That night, the full moon blazed a path skyward up and over the Kofa Mountains. Named for the King of Arizona Mine that once was a profitable hole-in-the-ground, the boxes would arrive labeled KofA, which eventually gave rise to the place name. Teddy Roosevelt designated this space a wilderness and its unspoiled beauty is evident everywhere.