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Arizona Highways, March 2006
02 DEAR EDITOR
03 ALL WHO WANDER An old woman’s grief explains the lure of wildflowers.
04 VIEWFINDER Fate gives a photographer new direction.
05 TAKING THE OFF RAMP Explore Arizona oddities, attractions.
08 Roosevelt Revives A desert reservoir shakes off a decade of drought to a delight fishermen and adventurers. Written and photographed by Nick Berezenko.
18 A CRESCENDO OF COLOR Photographers revel in the response of desert annuals to a wet year after a decade of drought.
24 THE GREAT FLOWER CHASE: PETAL TO THE METAL A writer races to find that perfect patch of wildflowers. By Bill Broyles
30 WILDFLOWER GUIDE Join the flower furor at one of 10 places where the blossoms bloom. By JoBeth Jamison
32 SLA RIVER’S ‘LOVE LEVEL’ An intrepid rafter finds that just enough spring runoff on a desert river can wash away his black-and-blue memories. By Tom Dollar. Photographs by Kate Thompson
38 A PARROT’S PARADISE Abused cockatoos, macaws and conures make a colorful comeback at the Oasis Bird Sanctuary. By Melissa Morrison. Photographs by Terrence Moore
40 HIKING THE CITY’S WILD SIDE Phoenix and other valley cities savor the intersection of nature and civilization on desert preserve hiking trails. By Lawrence W. Cheek. Photographs by David Elms, Jr.
48 AN INSTAMATIC PRIEST RECORDS HISTORY The frenetic Father Schwarz recorded turn-of-the-last-century images of life on Arizona’s Indian reservations with his Brownie camera. By Vickey Kalambakal
50 ALONG THE WAY Hyperactive prairie dogs put on an entertaining spring show.
52 BACK ROAD ADVENTURE The forgotten road to Minnehaha trades rough travel for long views.
56 HIKE OF THE MONTH Willow Springs trail reveals hidden treasure in the Goldfield Mountains.
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