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Leisure and travel;
Arizona Highways, January 2005
02 Letters & E-mail
3 Taking the Off-Ramp: Explore Arizona oddities, attractions and pleasures.
6 The Rincon Mountains' Happiest Valley: Wedged snugly between two mountain ranges east of Tucson, this scenic and secluded domain is a great getaway for outdoor enthusiasts.
14 Listen Here, Sunny Boy, We Owe You a Lot: If not for that life-giving, heat-pulsing globe up in the sky, our fate on Earth would be dire, indeed.
18 A Story of Determined Love: It took persistence and loyalty for Sam and Eloise to overcome obstacles, but a life together was their reward
20 The Landscapes of Pinal County: Travelers in this south-central region find it hard not to stop, look and take in all the appealing scenery.
30 Ogling the Ostriches: They may look like big ol’ dumb birds, but an inquiring writer finds out they’re actually pretty valuable and clever.
32 Rock ‘Maps’ leading to the Gold? Little evidence supports the authenticity of the Peralta Stones, three inscribed objects that purport to show the way to the Lost Dutchman Mine.
34 The Parashant Monument Defines ‘Way Out There’ Dust, sprawling, lonely and almost beyond remote, this national wildland harbors a few settlers and adventurous visitors.
42 Back Road Adventure: The winding Apache Trail follows lakes and mountains east of Phoenix
46 Destination. Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch: Water birds, not to mention fish, find and ideal suburban habitat in the town of Gilbert.
48 Hike of the Month. Coffee Flat Trail offers a close-up look at the Superstition Mountains’ ruggedness.
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