The Wilbanks cabin in Arizona's remote Kofa Mountains was homesteaded in the early 1930s by a young cowboy named Jack Wilbanks. He dreamed of having his own cattle ranch. In 1931, the abundant grass, perfect for grazing cattle, attracted him to the area. He acquired some existing equipment from another
The Kofa Cabin is a rustic stone cabin located close to the northern border of Arizona's Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. It was built in the 1930s to serve as a camp for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) crews, who were tasked with building and improving roads, trails, and water guzzlers
The Hoodoo Cabin is a little historic cabin located in the heart of Arizona's Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. I believe it was built in 1940 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and right about the same time that Kofa was established. Apparently, the cabin was built from a kit. If
The Rob Roy Mine is one of the few interesting mining ruins still left in the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge (another being the Big Eye Mine). The mine is small and was mainly worked in 1934-1935 and in 1941-1942 when it produced some 435 tons of silver and gold. After
I decided to head out to try and track down an arrastra I read about a long time ago. It was mentioned in a report to be one of only two known “wagon wheel” style arrastras in a national park (The other one is the Pinto Wye Arrastra out in
High above the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon is the Toroweap Overlook. It is the steepest cliff in the canyon, with a 3,000-foot drop to the river below. And it is an incredible view. The overlook is a day-use-only area, and you are required to leave by sunset.
The Nampaweap Petroglyph site is a large site in Arizona's Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. The name Nampaweap is a Paiute phrase that means "Foot Canyon." This name probably refers to the canyon as a natural passageway of travel for the Paiute. The petroglyphs carved into the dark basalt canyon walls