Arrowheads and Rock Hunting In Arizona

Written by Steve Gillman

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Uprepparttar hill behindrepparttar 146729 ruins, Felix showed us rocks with six-inch wide holes a foot deep or more, and perfectly round. They were filled with water - their purpose, according to Felix. We like water with fewer bugs, but he and Irina drankrepparttar 146730 water collected in them. It was a peaceful spot, overlookingrepparttar 146731 valley below.

Arrowhead Hunting Success

Overrepparttar 146732 hill, we had some luck searching for rocks and arrowheads, but not like Felix. We saw hundreds of pieces of pottery, but all very plain looking. He found pottery that had beautiful designs on it, and metates. He found a tiny clear quartz arrowhead, perfectly made, that had probably been used to hunt small birds two hundred years earlier.

Each of us wandered a bit. Ana and I made it back torepparttar 146733 van first, and when Irina and Felix returned, we cooked beans with instant rice on our camp stove. Afterrepparttar 146734 meal, we said goodbyes, and traded addresses. They went back torepparttar 146735 hotsprings, while we headedrepparttar 146736 other way with bags of rocks, an antelope antler, and two broken arrowheads.


For interesting rocks, go out after a rain and you can see Fire-agate and Apache Teardrops laying onrepparttar 146737 sand. Forrepparttar 146738 best rock collecting, visitrepparttar 146739 designated rockhound areas in southeastern Arizona. As for arrowhead hunting, and ancient pottery, enjoy yourself, but it may be illegal to keep any artifacts now. The BLM office in Safford can give you directions and more information.

Steve Gillman hit the road at sixteen, and traveled the United States and Mexico alone at 17. Now 40, he travels with his wife Ana, whom he met in Ecuador. Read more stories, tips and travel information at:

Stunning Drakensberg Experience! The Drakensberg Boys' Choir

Written by Brian Kemp

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Be prepared for diversity. If you like a good dirge, stay away. The Drakensberg Boys’ Choir has very catholic tastes. The first half ofrepparttar concert is classical. You might hear Bach or Beethoven or Mozart. The second half can be anything. It could be Queen sung in rounds by groups of immaculately trained 12-year old tenor and bass vocalists. (Freddie Mercury would have loved it). Or folk, or jazz, or sacred music. Or African harmonies you’ve never heard before that will bring tears to your eyes.

Come with tissues. And a jersey, forrepparttar 146672 goosebumps. But whatever you do, BE THERE. The Drakensberg Boys’ Choir performs most Wednesdays during term time at 3.30 p.m. There is a world class auditorium on campus.

If you’re inrepparttar 146673 area on a Wednesday, you’ve got time for an early lunch (or a late breakfast) and a scenic drive along Route R600. Its not calledrepparttar 146674 Champagne Valley for nothing. Or if you’re planning on December, go torepparttar 146675 Drakensberg Festive Celebration, a four-day extravaganza of music, with lots of guest artists, Xmas music, and stalls for shopping.

So if you’re coming to South Africa – sure Cape Town’s good and you needrepparttar 146676 Big 5. Butrepparttar 146677 Drakensberg is good too. And you really shouldn’t miss this.

Brian & Janette Kemp own and run an award winning Drakensberg accommodation establishment. Halls Country House is a 4-star country retreat in the foothills of the Drakensberg in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

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