Me and the boy. Took my 7 year old son on a short trip into the forest of maples. This is a beautiful hike. Temperature was perfect in the shade. Warm in the sun. Will post some pics in next couple of days.
Total travel time from Mesa (Signal Butte & Baseline): 4 hours
2.40 hrs Mesa to Safford
1.25 hrs Safford to forest entrance
0.35 hrs to trailhead (high profile vehicle recommended)
Autumn Foliage ObservationSubstantial
This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
A campfire must be extinguished by drowning it with water, stirring with a shovel, and repeating that process until the campfire is cold to the touch. A campfire is still a danger if it has any trace of heat, and must not be left or abandoned. Wildfires can begin by abandoned campfires that rebuild heat on windy days and then blowing embers ignite surrounding grasses and brush.