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Chiricahua NM, AZ
2012-01-1439 by
 
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Tucson, AZ
 
Hiking5.00 Miles          
501 ft AEG   
No Routes
Partners None
14JAN2012.
Hit the road at 0500 for Chiricahua National Forest. Arrived 0840 so I missed the shuttle to the top. Registered, watched a video narrated by Rex Allen, Sr. Scouted the area and the campgrounds. Good advice from Marianne (of Washington) at the campgrounds. Drove to Massai Point and hiked the interpretive trail. Drove back to Faraway Ranch for the 1100 tour with Park Service Volunteer Bill Dean. Learned a lot of history. Took photos. Hiked to the Jay Hugh Stafford cabin. 1 mile 1 AEG
Drove to Echo Canyon TH and hiked Echo Canyon Trail , Hailstone Trail and Ed Riggs Trail. 4 miles 500AEG.
Drove to Sugarloaf TH and hiked the Sugarloaf Trail up to the Fire Lookout Tour. A little sporty with snow and ice on northern parts of the trail. That tunnel is cool. 2 miles 500 AEG.
Drove back to campground. Chose campsite 1. My recent acquisition of the Coleman lantern was excellent. I am more used to Grand Canyon Backpacking instead of car camping so I forgot a few luxuries I could have enjoyed - like my Nemo pillow and some Herradura. And I could have brought firewood for the grill in the campsite. Weather was pleasant. Cloud cover kept temps in the low 40's. I added the Arizona Butterfly Guide to my library and bought the Stan Tekila Owl Book (for my daughter Jessica). Total for day 7 miles 1,001' AEG
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Tucson, AZ
 
Hiking8.50 Miles          
600 ft AEG   
No Routes
Partners None
15JAN2012
Broke camp. Nice breaking camp when you don't need gloves to keep your fingers warm. Had a nice conversation with a young couple from Phoenix in campsite 3. They were heading to the Coronado National Memorial.
Drove to Visitor Center for the 0830 shuttle. Stopped at the campground to pickup some hikers. The Volunteer running the campground told the shuttle Driver (Ranger Suzanne Moody) that this was the busiest the campground had been since the re-opening after the Horseshoe II fire of June, 2011. 10 campsites were occupied. A young couple had been married 14Jan2012 and were here on their honeymoon. The shuttle delivered us to Echo Canyon. I hiked the Ed Riggs Trail, Mushroom Trail, Inspiration Point Trail, Balanced Rock Trail, Heart of Rocks Loop trail, Sarah Demming Trail, and Lower Rhyolite Trail. I provided Marital Wisdom to the Newlyweds. 8.5 miles 600 AEG
Drove and hiked to Fort Bowie. The trail and the history are intriguing. Apache Spring was smaller than I expected. The remains of the Fort are disappointing. Paying my respects at the grave of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Private Orisabo Spence was special. 3.5 miles 200' AEG
Drove to Willcox to the Coronado Vineyards for a meal and to peruse their wines. I arrived at 1548, the cashier in the Wine Shop informed me that they had closed at 1600 by their clock. I was very disappointed that they had a bad clock.
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Anybody can make a hike harder. The real skill comes in making the hike easier.
Not if we can help it UNCLE JACK. http://www.sleepingdogtv.com/reel/Uncle-Jack.aspx Not if we can help it.
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