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Yellow Medicine Wash

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Hyder, Sundad, Arizona

Larry Schaibley Editor
Off-road club
Inside a dead Saguaro cactus
Brittle Bush
Topography map of Sundad

Trip & Photography Credits

Garmin Topography Map

   We talked to Perry Marchant and gave him a GPS track to an area in the desert east of Hyder and he and a few of his friends went over to explore that area. They were nice enough to give us photos and a GPS track for the trip. We'd been there years ago but lost all our photos so this was a great chance to share this trip and the area with our viewers. The GPS track is a composite of Perry's track and ours, so you'll have plenty to look at. See below for photography credits.

Download the GPS track   HERE

   Happy group from Yuma. The flowering bush to the right is a Brittle Bush and in the early summer they will bloom in the Yellow Medicine Wash. For some reason they are very prolific, particularly in this one wash. The hills surrounding the wash are covered in yellow flowers. The Native American Indians used them for medicine along with the early pioneers to the area. This is the reason for the name. This area also has quite a few mines.

Video, Slideshow

Photography credits are courtesy of Kit Percifield and Perry Marchant.
Photo below by Kit Percifield

   This shows both the trips by Yuma Trails and www.in-the-desert.com into this area. All these tracks are on the GPS track you can download above.

   Another area covered in this trip was the old Sundad Leprosy Colony. It is shown on the map and was really active with hundreds of patients, staff and personnel back in the early 1900's, a lot of relics still remain today. This was also a mining area for a while. Our thanks to Perry Marchant for making this all possible.
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