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Leisure and travel;
Arizona Highways, February 2005
02 LETTERS AND E-MAIL
03 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP: Explore Arizona oddities, attractions and pleasures.
06 TRAVEL/COVER In four of Arizona’s national forests, visitors who want panoramic landscape vistas can rent any of seven rustic cabins.
14 ARCHAEOLOGY Murals of Awat’ovi: Removed from their original home in an ancient Hopi Indian kiva, murals of a special kind now express their art from museums.
18 ADVENTURE/GRAND CANYON Hiking to Elves chasm by Ancient Indian Route: Difficult rock-hops, hard rappels and a dangerous pole climb lead adventurous canyoneers to a captivating objective at the Grand Canyon.
28 FOCUS ON NATURE Humdinger’s Love Kept Him Warm: On a southeast Arizona ranch, a hummingbird kept the faith for 13 cold winters and taught a lesson about loyalty and affection.
30 HISTORY Searching for Ghosts in the Dark of Night: An intrepid writer, a curious photographer and a group of ghost chasers brave the spooky corners of Vulture City to find lost souls.
36 RECREATION Modern Bicyclists Retrace an 1897 Route: A group of two-wheelers rides 70 miles from near Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim to see how enthusiasts did it more than a hundred years ago.
42 BACK ROAD ADVENTURE An easy loop drive including Madera Canyon takes visitors past historic Greaterville.
46 DESTINATION: Florence. Time seems to stand still and the Old West lives on in this town southeast of Phoenix
48 HIKE OF THE MONTH: It’s not so easy to get to Wabayuma Peak trail near Kingman, but a mountain experience awaits.
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