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Leisure and travel;
Arizona Highways, March 2005
02 LETTERS & E-MAIL
03 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP: Explore Arizona oddities, attractions and pleasures.
06 RECREATION. Sycamore Canyon, a special Oasis: Just west of Nogales, this lush and biologically diverse “botanical garden” has an extraordinary range of plants and animals for visitors to enjoy and protect.
14 CULTURE. Hopi Kachina Carvers Evolving in Style: Collectors still want traditional dolls, but some artists find a popular market for elaborate, more experimental depictions.
20 COVER/PORTFOLIO The Land Awakens in Springtime Color: Give the fields and mountains a little rain, at the right time, and the dry, dormant wildflower seeds erupt in splendid color.
30 FOCUS ON NATURE. Spotting a Jaguar. No Easy Task: Encounters with the rare and secretive cats - the largest in the Americas - happen infrequently in Arizona, but they’ve been caught on film.
32 EDUCATION. Old West Academic Thrive at Orme School: This institution’s ranch-style educational approach begun in 1929, combines hard physical work with quality college preparation.
36 TRAVEL. Exploring Yuma’s Critter-filled Deserts: Visitors to the April nature festival go in search of birds, bats, sand-dune dwellers, petroglyphs - and for the brave, even a ghost walk.
42 BACK ROAD ADVENTURE. A winding rout through the Superstition Mountains’ southern foothills east of Phoenix is a good location to see wildflowers.
46 DESTINATION. Tucson’s Tohono Chul Park: This unusual corner of the desert is almost hidden amid the city’s urban sprawl, and it’s a great place for lunch, too.
48 HIKE OF THE MONTH. A trek to Palm Canyon in the Kofa national Wildlife Refuge northeast of Yuma reveals rare native trees that defy the rugged landscape.
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