Walkabout

Walkabout

The recent rains in the Black, Cerbat and Hualapai Mountains, and the downward slide in temperatures, means that walkabout season is upon us. For those fortunate enough to live in the Bullhead City area and Colorado River valley opportunities for such adventures...
Destination Bullhead City

Destination Bullhead City

Designed by Domingo Marcucci the side wheeler steamboat Uncle Sam was delivered in pieces to the Colorado River Delta by James Turnbull, a contractor who provided supplies to Yuma, in 1852. It marked the dawning of a new era on the Colorado River. The 65-foot long...
The Cornerstone

The Cornerstone

Aside from the advent of air conditioning, it was the construction of Bullhead Dam, now Davis Dam, and the creation of Lake Mohave that are the foundation for the oasis that is Bullhead City. It and the construction of other dams along the Colorado River transformed...
Monsoon!

Monsoon!

In August 1959, at the height of the monsoon season, a torrential downpour in the barren Sacramento Mountains west of Needles, California became a disaster of epic proportions. As often happens with monsoon storms, the deluge in the mountains transformed dry stream...
A Forgotten Chapter

A Forgotten Chapter

There is a desert trail for hiking or a mountain bike challenge that runs from the Colorado River to the a point near the old mining town of Oatman. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management the trail is a tangible link to a nearly forgotten chapter in Arizona...
The Cornerstone

Summer Has Arrived!

Heat is as much a part of summer in Bullhead City, Arizona and the Colorado River Valley as snow and sub zero temperatures are in Duluth. Both heat and cold pose serious risks. Both, however, can be mediated with applied knowledge and a bit of common sense. The...
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