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Desert Trekking: Skeleton Ridge

Miners named Skeleton Ridge after the skeleton of a red-headed woman who was found in one of the caves in the 1930’s.1 The skeleton is long gone but other features along this trail are the caves and the petroglyph.

Dennis Orr and I began our trek at the trailhead where Constellation road crosses Calamity Wash. The Wash is two miles East of Wickenburg on Constellation road. The two and one-quarter mile trail circles around Skeleton Ridge and takes about two hours to complete–not counting a picnic break. It is well marked with cairns but does require a “sharp eye” since …

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Robson's Mining World

Note: This article, which was orginally written on November 24, 2004, is a great introduction to Robson’s Mining World, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary on Saturday, January 20, 2007. Come by and join the fun! – Maria

Nestled in the foothills of the mountains north of Aguila, AZ is Robson’s Mining World. Part museum, part ghost town, part lodging and dining facility, Robson’s is an excellent retreat from the sounds and crowds of civilization.

Getting There

We visited Robson’s the day before Thanksgiving. Mike and I had out-of-town guests: my mother and stepfather from Florida and my sister, brother, …

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Citizen Concerned about Hermosa Ranch Safety and Liability

Webmaster Note: The following letter was written by Jim Ferman and submitted to the Wickenburg Sun for publication. The Sun refused to print it, despite the fact that it was written by a knowledgeable career pilot and raises some very important safety and liability concerns. What else is the Sun hiding from the public?

I am very concerned about the Hermosa Ranch development plan that has been approved by both the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Town Council. Well-informed, knowledgeable citizens have stood up at these meetings and voiced their concerns about the houses being built so …

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Here Lies Jim Cook

The epitaph above has no sinister meaning. I just always wanted to write that. …

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