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KOFA 2020
« on: December 08, 2019, 02:27:55 PM »
Cyndi and I have been going to a place called KOFA for about 25 years. We started inviting Forum members a few years ago, and we've had some great rallys there. In 2020, we'll be going from Jan 16-20 and Feb 22-27. Jan 16-20 is during the Quartzsite Forum rally, but we'll probably jump in the Jeep and head up there one day to visit and/or see the show. It's about a 28 mile drive. If you can't join us, because you'll be at the Quartzsite rally, we understand. Maybe you can join us in February.

If you'd like to join us, but don't know anything about the area, it's like camping at Quartzsite, but much more picturesque. (At least we think so) Here's a link to a video I made for our family a few years ago.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E1OOmiy5N8

DIRECTIONS: If you're coming from the north (Quartzsite) go south on Hwy 95 for about 28 miles until you get to "Stone Cabin." (There are signs) At Stone Cabin, turn left (east) onto a dirt road called Kings Rd. The GPS coordinates for the Kings Rd turnoff are N 033.26631  W 114.23954. There's a Border Patrol checkpoint for northbound traffic at Stone Cabin. If you pass the checkpoint, you've gone too far south.

If you're coming from the south (Yuma) go north on Hwy 95 about 50 miles. After passing through the Border Patrol checkpoint at Stone Cabin, go about 1/8 of a mile and turn right (east) onto Kings Rd. IMPORTANT If you're driving a big rig, the right turn onto King's Rd is not doable without going wide and crossing into the oncoming traffic lane of Hwy 95. Kings Rd exits Hwy 95 at an angle, and it's a pretty sharp turn for northbounders. There's a dirt lot on the east side of Hwy 95 just before you get to Kings Rd, and you can pull off into that lot, drive N/E for about about 100 yards, and it'll dump you onto Kings Rd.

We usually camp on the north side of Kings Rd, a little more than a mile east of Hw 95, but we won't know for sure until we get there.

Kev
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2019, 03:14:37 PM »
Thanks for organizing this again Kev.
We will meet you guys there for the February rally. Can’t wait!
Safe travels, Jeff & Judy
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2019, 05:12:47 PM »
Nice video, Kevin -- thanks.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2019, 06:20:21 PM »
It is a beautiful place Kevin. We don’t know our detailed plans for this winter, but I know we will be at KOFA and Quartzsite both though details are TBD. Hope we catch up with you sometime.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2019, 06:32:45 PM »
Put me down too, Kevin for the February dates.  I will be working in LHC for two weeks before the Quartzsite rally, then I'll hang around the area until the Winterblast fireworks February 13-16.   Going to KOFA after that will fit nicely.

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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2019, 05:58:22 AM »
In a perfect world, we'd join you in Feb., or even in Jan.  However, I don't expect to be able to get back to Arkansas, sign the papers on the house and get back before then.
What I really expect is for the guy who has verbally said he wants the house to back out of the deal the day before we arrive back in Arkansas to sign the papers, leaving me stuck back there dealing with the thing over the whole winter.  :(
A shame, because I was looking forward to a trip out into the desert with you guys.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2019, 06:28:25 AM »
I'm not clear on why you must return (and I certainly wouldn't unless a non refundable deposit was in hand). When we sold our home in Texas, we never had to leave Florida. We were sent the papers, filled them out, had them notarized, and sent them back.

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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2019, 07:49:12 AM »
Plan to join you on both dates. Looking forward to to seeing everyone.
Can’t wait to get out of Illinois but DW says not until January. Something about Christmas and grandkids.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2019, 08:45:38 AM »
We will be in Vegas in January to see a gymnastic event with our granddaughter, but we are aiming for February. Hopefully we will see you then!
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2019, 08:49:59 AM »
Plan to join you on both dates. Looking forward to to seeing everyone.
Can’t wait to get out of Illinois but DW says not until January. Something about Christmas and grandkids.
I am with Theresa on this one! We leave Iowa on January 1 of the weather cooperates.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2019, 05:20:18 PM »
I'm not clear on why you must return (and I certainly wouldn't unless a non refundable deposit was in hand). When we sold our home in Texas, we never had to leave Florida. We were sent the papers, filled them out, had them notarized, and sent them back.

Ernie

We've been renting the place for the last couple of years and we have a bunch of stuff stored in the locked attic.  Need to go through it again and get rid of most of it.
Want a couple 36" square portraits of my father painted by some artist in Italy back in the 40's? 
Yeah, me neither and of course the kids have no interest.
Besides, we have twin granddaughters that we haven't seen in a year and a half, so the DW says we're going.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2019, 06:41:49 PM »
so the DW says we're going.

And that's all you had to say.  ;D ;D
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2019, 10:35:23 PM »
I’m planning on being there in February. Look forward to seeing everyone.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2019, 10:49:57 PM »
This is what the rising full moon looks like over KOFA tonight.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2019, 06:00:24 AM »
This is what the rising full moon looks like over KOFA tonight.

Thank you.  My wife and I are in Phoenix this week for our companies yearly manager's meeting.  We were out driving around after yesterday's session, looking at the places we used to live(like 35 years ago).  At one point, the DW looks at the moon rising over the gridlock and said,"Boy, I bet that's really pretty in Quartzsite".
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Kevin Means

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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2019, 11:26:52 AM »
This is what the rising full moon looks like over KOFA tonight.
You're killin' me PJ. If we didn't have so much Christmas stuff going on, I'd be on my way.

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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2019, 11:15:33 AM »
Hi Kevin and Cyndi
So happy to see you'll be doing KOFA in 2020.  I'll definitely be there, one or both months.  I'll booked in Tucson till Jan. 10, so may mosey to KOFA after that and arrive prior to Jan. 16.  If I'm there early, I'll look for your arrival. Or I may just arrive on Jan. 16.  I'll head to Quartzite sometime after meeting up with you guys.  February is still completely up in the air as to when I'll venture out of Quartzite and where I'll head.  Ah the joys of the nomad life.

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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2019, 01:25:49 PM »
Sounds great Linda. Looking forward to seeing you again. Merry Christmas!

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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2020, 11:51:28 AM »
Jane and I are looking forward to joining you in  Feb. Our first extended outing in a new to us Winnebago 26P.  I have posted re the proposed solar system under Solar and hope those of you with first hand experience will reply.
Is there a camping fee and if so where do we pay it?
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2020, 01:53:50 AM »
Hi Pat. KOFA is BLM land, and you're allowed to camp there free of charge for two weeks. Looking forward to seeing you in February.

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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2020, 10:05:27 AM »
Thought I already responded to this.  Plan to be at KOFA on the 16th.  Could be delayed a bit, but barring any unforeseen RV events we'll see you in a few days.   
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2020, 10:53:12 AM »
Sounds great Gary. Looking forward to seeing you and Maria again. Tom said he and Theresa should get there on or about the 14th, and Scott and Cindy said they plan on getting there today. (the 12th) He said he was going to try and grab the same site we always use, but I'll give him a shout later today to see where they landed and let you know. Safe travels. See ya on the 16th.

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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2020, 06:03:45 PM »
Plan to be at KOFA on the 16th.

Yippee!  i was wondering if you and Marie were going to show up.  SO glad to know I'll be seeing you both again. 

I too will be showing up on Jan. 16 - coming in from Organ Pipe Cactus Natl Mon. So save me some space.

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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2020, 07:08:56 PM »
Bring your walkin shoes Linda.   
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2020, 09:10:12 AM »
Arrived yesterday. Not quite as far down Kings road as usual.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2020, 01:04:13 PM »
Happy for you guys, sad for us!  :-\
We will see you out there next month.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2020, 06:16:30 PM »
Arrived yesterday. Not quite as far down Kings road as usual.

I assume you're on the north side of Kings Road.  Any chance you could provide some GPS lat/long coords. to help locate where you'all are set up?  Are Scott and Cindy there with you?
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2020, 07:50:36 PM »
We will drive out Friday to say hi. We have some work being done on Thursdayso we need to stay close to Q.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2020, 12:02:33 PM »
ETA now late Friday.  Todays email from Campendium has pictures of KOFA.  Looks like the weather will be quite RVable. 
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2020, 01:31:58 PM »
Jeff:  Looking forward to Feb.

Linda:  We are with Scott & Cindy. However, we may be moving tomorrow afternoon. This site not as nice as the usual one. Will keep all posted.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2020, 12:10:00 AM »
However, we may be moving tomorrow afternoon. This site not as nice as the usual one. Will keep all posted.

Thanks.  My ETA is now Friday also.  Decided to do one day here in the organ pipe cacti.

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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2020, 12:29:07 AM »
Thanks.  My ETA is now Friday also.  Decided to do one day here in the organ pipe cacti.

Linda
I spent  a week there last month and it wasn't long enough for me. I will do the max they allow the next time I am in OPCNM. But I wish they had electricity there. And no quiet hours.  I have to use my RV Generator to charge my electric motorcycle that I always take with me to explore all the unpaved roads in OPCNM. That combined with quiet hours sometimes makes it a hassle to charge up the bike.

BTW, they now have a restaurant in Lukeville. It opened just a few months ago.

Below is a photo of the wall they are building. I took that photo on my ride to  Quitobaquito Springs.

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« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2020, 02:08:05 PM »
I spent  a week there last month and it wasn't long enough for me.. . .Below is a photo of the wall they are building.

Hi Don - I also have a love affair with OPCNM.  I've been here 3 days actually, (post should have read "one MORE day") and spent 5 days here last year.  Just the best place.  The quiet hours can be problematic I guess, but I haven't had any hassles yet.  Had to run gen lots more this year as it's been mostly cloudy all three days.

Some camping acquaintances parked next to me said you can see the wall from the Desert View Trail also.  It's slotted concrete right?  I think I'm kinda impressed with the way it lets the landscape on the other side show through.  Maybe it's just your pic, but it's not as unattractive as I imagined.

Thank you for the info on the restaurant.  Yeh, no convenient places to grab a bite, but I planned for that too. Headed out for a little walk now.  I'm looking for Crested Saguaros!

Linda - who kinda hijacked the thread
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2020, 03:05:19 PM »
Hi Don - I also have a love affair with OPCNM.  I've been here 3 days actually, (post should have read "one MORE day") and spent 5 days here last year.  Just the best place.  The quiet hours can be problematic I guess, but I haven't had any hassles yet.  Had to run gen lots more this year as it's been mostly cloudy all three days.

Some camping acquaintances parked next to me said you can see the wall from the Desert View Trail also.  It's slotted concrete right?  I think I'm kinda impressed with the way it lets the landscape on the other side show through.  Maybe it's just your pic, but it's not as unattractive as I imagined.

Thank you for the info on the restaurant.  Yeh, no convenient places to grab a bite, but I planned for that too. Headed out for a little walk now.  I'm looking for Crested Saguaros!

Linda - who kinda hijacked the thread
It's concrete on the bottom only. Even the old small boarder fence (now being replaced with the wall) has a heavy metal horizontal bar , see photo below. That is so nobody can drive a vehicle through it.

And a photo of Q. Springs as a bonus. Have you been there? 20 miles west  of LukeVille on an unpaved road, about one mile north.


It was above 70°F.  almost every day I was there in mid December.

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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2020, 06:07:48 PM »
KOFA Location

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« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2020, 07:04:35 AM »
Just a hello from KOFA January 2020.  Shown is our small group just right of center.  Pic taken from top of Cholla Hill where Theresa, Maria and Linda did a short hike yesterday.  Second pic is "our mountain" taken from opposing direction.  Cholla Hill would be to the left behind Kevin's rig.  Pictures just don't do this place justice -- it is truly beautiful.  A little rain Wednesday has kept the dust down and there is very little traffic on King's Road this year. 

Another gathering is planed for Feb. 22-27 so if you want a quiet break with incredible scenery, free camping, and great people, come and join in.

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« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2020, 10:08:12 AM »
Where's the selfie of the three of you on the hill?

It's just been too beautiful to leave for the Q. May make a Happy Hour or the Potluck.

Linda, missed you at the fire last night.
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« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2020, 04:56:47 PM »
Where's the selfie of the three of you on the hill? . . . Linda, missed you at the fire last night.

Maria has the selfie, so we'll need to get her to text it to us. 

I missed you guys also.  Went in about 4:00 p.m. to do a little reading and then Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Zs.  Hope to catch you here in Q for a happy hour or the potluck to say a proper goodbye.

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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2020, 10:37:33 AM »
Here are the pictures from the top of the hill hike.
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« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2020, 07:10:11 PM »
Just wonderful Gary.  Thanks so much for making these available. And thank you Maria for the wonderful graphics on the pic.  How cool!!!  It's a great memory of my travels.  Love it. ;D
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« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2020, 07:54:39 PM »
Just a few photos from our little 3 mile, 3 hour tour today.  :-)
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« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2020, 08:42:28 PM »
Great pics Gary. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2020, 08:45:35 AM »
What awesome pics you guys!  The one with everyone in the car is classic!  That could be the cover of a RV magazine!  Call it "Adventures in RVing"
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #43 on: January 25, 2020, 08:46:20 AM »
What awesome pics you guys!  The one with everyone in the car is classic!  That could be the cover of a magazine!
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2020, 03:03:30 PM »
What a great time! We ended up staying several more days than we had planned... as did others. Very relaxing, and great to see folks again. If anyone ever needs to put out a fire, contact Garyb1st. He brought with him some homemade fire-starting thingys (they looked like cow pies) and they were the only things in the fire pit that wouldn’t burn. We haven’t laughed so hard in months.

We started getting a “Low Coolant Level” warning while driving near Yuma, which automatically limits the engine to 70% of its output. Had to put 1.5 gallons of coolant, and about half a gallon of water in the radiator to make it up the grade on the way home. Took it to Freightliner today and they said the radiator cap was not sealing properly, so coolant was being dumped out through the overflow tube. So now we get our 2nd coolant system flush in three months. Oh well.

I didn’t take many pictures this time, but I attached a few of them here. Hope to see other Forum members and friends out there next month.

Kev
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2020, 03:31:46 PM »
Kev may have been the only one to get sunrise pics. So peaceful that I slept through them  ;)
I got some great sunset shots though. And oh the stars! We saw numerous satellites and a couple meteorites.

Tremendous  views, great people, meeting new friends, Nightly campfires, fire-baked cherry pies, happy hour beverages (including snowshoe shots), four mile hikes through the desert all made for a great time.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #46 on: January 31, 2020, 12:26:24 PM »
Looks like you all had a great time! I bummed I couldn't be there, but looking forward to the February meetup. Can't wait to be in KOFA again and seeing everyone.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #47 on: February 19, 2020, 07:29:59 PM »
We expect to arrive Saturday early afternoon. We will be in the Genny section.
Where is that again?😎
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #48 on: February 19, 2020, 08:11:29 PM »
Pam and Kevin are happily set up in Death Valley until Monday morning, but we will be arriving at KOFA on Wednesday (assuming no high winds).
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #49 on: February 19, 2020, 09:33:13 PM »
Jeff, the generator section is adjacent to the Border Patrol checkpoint where you exit Hwy 95. I told them you'll be parking in the secondary inspection area, so they're expecting you. (You might want to make sure your papers are in order)

Today's weather report said Santa Ana winds are supposed to be here (San Diego) starting Friday. It's hard to say what that can mean for KOFA. I didn't hear how strong they're supposed to be, but we won't be crossing the I-8 pass if they're predicted to be strong. It's not unusual for the CHP to close the pass to high profile vehicles when they're strong. Hopefully, they won't be, and we'll get to KOFA Friday night. Safe travels everyone.

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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #50 on: February 19, 2020, 09:56:46 PM »
Good tip. Guess I’ll come in from the north.  8)
Bummer on the winds Kev. Keep us posted.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #51 on: February 19, 2020, 10:43:37 PM »
Anyone want to bet that Kev is jerking Jeffs chain.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #52 on: February 20, 2020, 08:17:57 AM »
Anyone want to bet that Kev is jerking Jeffs chain.
;) If Kev was really worried about those silly little winds they should leave today.
Bill, still time to pick up a new rig and join us..... :))
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #53 on: February 20, 2020, 06:27:10 PM »
That's right Bill. Cyndi likes you better than she likes me, so you really need to come out and say Hi to us.

Kev

Looks like they’ve dropped the Santa Ana warning for the San Diego area, so we’re heading out Friday night. They’re forecasting an 80% chance of rain on Saturday, for the Quartzsite area, but it’s supposed to be sunny and clear starting Sunday. Sounds perfect.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #54 on: February 21, 2020, 05:29:29 AM »
Well, I came close.  Got all our crap done in Arkansas this past week, the house is gone, the money is in the bank and our last doctor appointment is today.
Not pulling out until Monday morning due to some family stuff over the weekend.  We'll probably be in KOFA for a couple of nights when we get to the Q, but a couple of weeks late.  We're taking the scenic route this time instead of just blasting across I-10 or I-40.
Sorry to hear I might miss the wind...not.
You guys have fun.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #55 on: February 22, 2020, 12:56:56 PM »
Arrived back in KOFA around 11 this morning. The drive from Yuma was in light to moderate rain. We turned off of  Hwy 95 on to Kings Road River.

All's well now as the sun is out and the dust is settled.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #56 on: March 01, 2020, 02:06:43 PM »
We had a great turnout for the February KOFA rally. Some came for a few days at the beginning, some came later, and some were here for the entire time. We're all flexible! It was wonderful to see everyone again and to meet a few new folks. KOFA is one of my favorite places to camp. Our weather was variable with a rainy day, some windy days and some nice sunny days. I believe it is the greenest here that I have seen it. The saguaros are fat and happy and lots of wildflowers are blooming. Here are a few photos - we never did get a group photo however  :(
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #57 on: March 01, 2020, 02:19:24 PM »
Never tire of those sunsets.

Was great to see all.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #58 on: March 01, 2020, 04:41:15 PM »
Great pictures, Debra -- thanks for sharing.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #59 on: March 01, 2020, 06:48:11 PM »
Springtime in the desert can be so beautiful. Lovely photos! ArdraF
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #60 on: March 01, 2020, 08:14:15 PM »
Greetings,

Hope it is o.k. to crash the party but I took some KOFA pictures when I was there earlier on. This was before the January group got in. Wanted to share some of the photos I took to try and compliment the others. The first 5 are the general area of KOFA and the terrain. Last two are Astrophoto shots of the night time sky. First is M45 or the Pleiades and second is the Flame and Horsehead nebula. Taken with a four inch lens which is pretty small for getting a shot of the horsehead area. AL
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #61 on: March 02, 2020, 10:54:31 AM »
Debra very nice set of photos! 

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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #62 on: March 02, 2020, 03:03:06 PM »
Love those nighttime sky photos.  Very interesting!

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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #63 on: March 02, 2020, 04:21:21 PM »
Had planned to attend, but had company arrive at that time.  Next year!!!!

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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #64 on: March 02, 2020, 06:29:42 PM »
Great pictures, Debra -- thanks for sharing.

Springtime in the desert can be so beautiful. Lovely photos! ArdraF

Debra very nice set of photos! 

Thank you all!  I love photography and now that I am retired, I’m able to spend a lot more time learning and doing it. Sharing photos with others makes it all that much more fun!
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #65 on: March 02, 2020, 08:25:44 PM »
It was sure nice seeing everyone at KOFA again. We left Pam and Kevin there by themselves this morning, so now only they can enjoy the scenery.

I took a few pics before Jeff and Judy headed for Sedona a few days ago. The RV sunset pic is their rig the night before Jeff’s passing. We toasted him last night and decided that the campsite He loves so much will be known as Jeff’s Camp from now on, and we memorialized it with some rocks. I’ll maintain it every time I go there.

Judy is doing well - as well as can be expected after such an unexpected tragedy, and she thanks everyone for their offers of help and support.

Kev
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #66 on: March 02, 2020, 09:21:15 PM »
A fitting memorial. I’m sure Jeff would approve.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #67 on: March 02, 2020, 09:22:14 PM »
I'm so glad you did that Kevin. I'll look for it whenever I am in KOFA.  I had a long drive today, about 6 hours and a sad day.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #68 on: March 03, 2020, 02:00:33 AM »
That's a lovely thing to do Kevin, I'm sure he'd appreciate it.
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Re: KOFA 2020
« Reply #69 on: March 03, 2020, 07:40:46 PM »
We are still at Jeff’s camp, though we expect to travel tomorrow. We had planned on today, but the winds were high and the site lovely so ... It will be hard to get used to having neighbors 5-10’ away after this incredible quiet. Rest In Peace Jeff.
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