I'll be in Yuma all winter--hopefully until about the end of April. There are about 5 wilderness areas, plus the river (I'm taking that kayaking class we discussed elsewhere) and the Kofa and Imperial refuges, and the Goldwater bombing range. Plus the mtns. on the Calif. side of the border. Some neat canyons, including slots, some very rugged peaks, etc.
In the past, I have done a little hiking in the area, mostly in the Gilas (not to be confused with the Gilas in New Mexico.) Some really wicked peaks to bag in that range. Very steep and rugged.
I also plan to do a lot of road biking and some mtn. biking as well. The road biking because there's a fun club and I have several good pals in that club. So it's fun, too. It's all good. The weather in winter there is just unbelievable. I lived in Tucson for 13 years, so I know desert winter, but Yuma is warmer. Shorts, sandals, and you can often leave the windows open at night. It gets cold once in awhile, some winters are balmier than others, but generally it's great.
If any of you will be in the area feel free to contact me if you want to go for a hike. I can't promise I'll be free (I will have to be working, too, drat) but will try to make time.
There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
Steal your face right off your head!