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Monday, March 15, 2010

Parker, AZ

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After spending a day camped just outside of Joshua Tree NP due to winds, we traveled to Parker, AZ. Along the way, we saw several real estate signs advertising land for sale. I believe you would have power, but not much water, and definitely LOTS of sun. The dry lake beds around here would make excellent locations for solar power generation.

We had planned to stay at a BLM campground, but our GPS routed us instead to La Paz County Campground, on the AZ side of the river instead of the CA side. Stupid machine. So, we stayed for a couple of nights.

We took off up to the road that afternoon to Lake Havasu City, about 30 miles away.  It is quite rocky around here and the contrast with the blue water of the Colorado and the reddish to blackish color of the igneous rock is striking at times. The picture above is a view of the lake formed just above of Parker Dam with TALL grasses in the distance at the shallower end.

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La Paz County Campground sits right along the Colorado River, which makes for nice walks. There are quite a number of rigs here, staying various lengths of time from weeks to months. It is not a fancy park by any means, but it is clean and the people are not too rowdy :)

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A beautiful sunset…

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