Feb. 7-Part Two – Hovatter Road

We took a different route back to camp from Hoodoo Well, we didn’t want to drive down Red Rock Pass! We decided to rely on the Garmin GPS as well as our Kofa map and our Arizona Gazetteer to help us negotiate Hovatter Road. A bonus of this route was finding the Hovatter Homestead. The family of Ray & Barbara Hovatter and their 3 daughters lived here, just inside the border of the Kofa Wildlife Refuge, from 1951 to 1974. More of the story HERE.

The saguaro lined driveway of the Hovatter homestead.

The saguaro lined driveway of the Hovatter homestead.

The gravesite of Ray Hovatter and his stepdaughter Lindsay, overlooking the 'camp' as they called it.

The gravesite of Ray Hovatter and his stepdaughter Lindsay, overlooking the ‘camp’ as they called it.

More of the 'hobby garden' planted by Mrs. Hovatter.

More of the ‘hobby garden’ planted by Mrs. Hovatter.

The long beautiful road home!

The long beautiful road home!

Driving home into the sunset.

Driving home into the sunset.

One Response to “Feb. 7-Part Two – Hovatter Road”

  1. Ann & Bill C Says:

    Wow! Just googling for Horvatter Rd and found your site. We love the stories. And; you are located in Bend. Amazing. We have been updating Kofa Water Sources for several years now for Fish & Wildlife, camping on the refuge for three weeks to three months. We have logged so many miles! Foot and road. Talk about being lost while hiking the back country. We have driven Red Mountain Pass one too many times. Ha. We are currently camped in Why but are heading over to the Horvatter Rd area. Maybe the Vicksburg entrance looking for à casmp spot. We aren’t volunteering but are interested in the Horvatter Rd entrance into Kofa in hopes of avoiding the Red Mountain Pass.

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