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Mar 14, 2019 - Martinez Lake / Imperial Wildlife Refuge

Taking a drive up to Martinez Lake near Castle Dome Landing.There s a fella here from Alberta who goes fishing up there quite often so it needs exploring.The Imperial Wildlife Refuge is also found nearby. After about a half hour drive and quite close to the lake we had a few road choices to make,we seen a Wildlife Refuge sign and chose that direction.The gravel road took us to a very nice visitor center that had the info on whatever is living in this environment. We found 2 of the 3 tortoises out back and walked over to their viewing area...

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Jan 27, 2018 - Castle Dome Mine

As we near the end of our time in Yuma we have been looking for places to stay when we return next winter. We will return for the same reason we came this year and that is it is definitely 5 degrees warmer than any other location in Arizona. The other big reason is the time change, one hour later than California which leaves us with light one hour later in the afternoon. Ed does not like cooking on the barbee in the dark. The position our RV is in provides us with the best view of sunsets every day and some are so so and others are just...

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Mar 19, 2008 - Castle Dome Mining Town and Painted Desert

Carla here—today we drove north of the Yuma Proving Grounds to Castle Dome Mining Museum and ghost town. Our neighbor at the campground told us about this place and recommended that we go today since there is a weekly tour of the silver/lead mining district outside the ghost mining town. So that is what we did. The tour was about an hour and a half long; our guide walked us around several open pits that were the entrances to the mines. As we walked he explained the history of Castle Dome. Castle Dome was once a volcano. The volcano...

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