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Apr 23 2016
John9L
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Chiricahua Peak via Turkey Creek, AZ 
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Hiking10.76 Miles 3,773 AEG
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1st trip
Chiricahua Peak has been on my to do list for at least a year. Claire & I had plans to hike it back in September but the road to Rustler Park was unexpectedly closed so we stayed near the National Monument. After the trip I did some research and saw trip reports starting from the west side in Turkey Creek. This looked like a great option and we worked out all the details and hit the road on Friday afternoon. Our plan is to day hike on Saturday & Sunday and hit a variety of trails in the area.

Chumley, Claire, Kyle and myself left Phoenix around 1pm and made the drive to the Chiricahuas. We made good time and found ourselves at Sycamore Camp around 4:30pm. The established campground was about half full with four parties so we continued up the road and spotted a sweet site right next to the creek. The turn off was blocked with some medium size rocks and we weren’t sure if it was a legal site. Chumley and I both had the motorized use plan PDF on our phones and saw this truly was legal camping so we moved the rocks and drove down. The site is magnificent with a fire ring and lots of room for camping. We set up camp and then drove back down the dirt road to get cell signal so we could text FOTG our camp location and other important items. Did someone forget hiking shoes?!?!

Saturday morning started slow for everyone. FOTG and Jackie arrived around midnight and all of us took our time with breakfast and gearing up. Our group of six people and four dogs left camp around 9am and walked down the road to Mormon Canyon Trail. We hit the trail and started making our way up canyon. This is a really nice trail that parallels the creek most of the way. It’s a steady gain that had all of us huffing and puffing as we made our way up. We took short breaks when needed and continued the climb up. The trail eventually leaves the creek and makes a few more switchbacks before leveling off at a saddle that is the junction with the Mormon Ridge Trail.

We took a short break and discussed our options. The known route heads to the southeast before turning for Chiricahua Peak. I noticed an old trail on some of the forest service maps that heads to the north. I didn’t have any info on the trail and made a hand drawn route for us to follow. We decided to go for it and this turned out to be a mistake. The route was very overgrown with lots of deadfall. I felt bad for the dogs but we kept pushing through. We could see the trail cut but had a very hard time staying on it. About a third of a mile across the route was completely consumed by new growth so we decided to bushwhack straight up the mountain. The going was very slow and difficult as each step slid down about six inches in loose dirt. We eventually topped out near Anita Park and were glad to be on the Crest Trail.

Once on the Crest Trail we made the final push for Chiricahua Peak. This last stretch was fairly easy besides some deadfall to navigate. Once up top we took an extended break and enjoyed the summit. The views are limited from all the trees but I didn’t mind. The temps were perfect with a nice breeze and I enjoy the cool mountain air at elevation. After our break we looked for an alternative route down the east side of the peak but couldn’t find an established route. We didn’t want to experience another route finding fiasco so all of us, except Chumley, went down the way we came up. From there we connected to Chiricahua Saddle. This trail was in good shape for the most part other than more deadfall. Once at the saddle we met back up with Chumley and continued down.

Our group decided to split at the top of Mormon Ridge & Mormon Canyon. FOTG, Jackie & Kyle decided to stay in the canyon so they could water the dogs. Claire, Chumley and myself headed down the Mormon Ridge Trail which was in good condition for the most part. There was some deadfall but no major issues. We made relatively good time as we headed down. The sun was beating down and I wouldn’t want to climb this trail on a hot and sunny day. We eventually hit the road which we followed back to camp returning around mid-afternoon.

This was a nice day on the trails. I really enjoyed the Mormon Canyon and Mormon Ridge Trails. I also enjoyed Chiricahua Peak. It doesn’t have the expansive views like Mount Wrightson but is still a quality peak. My biggest takeaway is the vast trail system in this range. Trails are all over the place and I would love to explore more of them. A return trip is definitely in the plans for some point in the future. Thanks to Chumley and FOTG for both driving.
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Sep 19 2015
Sarae
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Chiricahua Figure 8 Loop, AZ 
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Sarae
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Tyler and I decided to spend the last weekend of summer exploring some trails in the Chiricahua Mts that we haven't been on before and checking out the condition of an old favorite destination, Anita Park.

We drove down to Sycamore Campground on Friday evening and were treated to a very colorful sunset. Sycamore was pretty busy, the only site left was right next to the bathroom, but beggars can't be choosers, so we set up camp and ended up having a surprisingly peaceful night of sleep. The sound of the creek running next to the campsite probably helped out with that.

Saturday morning, we got ourselves organized and then headed up to the Mormon Canyon TH. We parked the Jeep and started up the trail. The morning was very muggy and we were soon laboring up the steep trail and feeling grateful that there were at least clouds to shade us. The trail was overgrown with grasses in many places, but not that difficult to follow. We made it about halfway up the canyon before those clouds started lowering and a mist joined us on the trail. We were still in good spirits, so up and up we continued. We only found a few downed trees across the trail, not too bad at all. By the time we got to the top, it was late morning, and a soft, constant rain was falling. We decided to continue up towards the junction with one of the legs of the Crest Trail (#270B). We stopped for lunch, putting up our tarp to shelter from the rain and the wind that was picking up. At this point I suppose we could have decided to head back down, because there were no indications that the rain would let up, but since there was no thunder or lightning, we decided to continue and hope for a break in the weather in the afternoon. It's a short hike from our lunch junction to Junction Saddle, where a few trails intersect. We headed off to check out Anita Park, fill up our water, and see if there were any safe places to hang after the fire. The sign for Anita Park is basically just a post right now, and the start of the trail is covered by knee high grasses. As we came over the small rise and viewed Anita Park, it didn't look good for hangers. We continued down to the spring, passing one promising group of trees, and filled up our water supply. The Anita Spring looked pretty nice with a stone reinforced pool and good flow. We hiked back up the steep trail to check out the one spot it looked like we could hang. As we were surveying the rain got a bit heavier, and so we decided to commit, even though it was a pretty windy spot. We quickly set up the tarp and snacked and dried off a bit waiting for the rain to let up so we could finish setting up our hammocks. We had no such luck, so we got our rain gear back on and hastily set up our hammocks in between shivering. Thank goodness we have a giant tarp and that hammocks are so comfy, because it ended up raining for the rest of the evening. We called it a night at around 7pm and woke up the first time at midnight to a totally clear sky and fantastic star gazing. The wind had also completely died down, so the rest of our night's sleep was very quiet and comfortable.

Sunday morning, in the beautiful sunny weather, we had a decision to make. I had originally wanted to do a loop past Monte Vista peak and down Morse Canyon, but because we were a bit worn out from the day before, we decided to shorten things up a bit and complete a figure 8 loop by going around Chiricahua Peak and ending with heading down Mormon Ridge Trail. We packed up and headed out pretty quickly and started our hike out. We decided to wait to fill up our water so we would have an excuse to check out Headquarters Spring. The hike from Anita Park to Ojo Agua Fria trail was really, really pleasant. There are flowers ALL OVER along the crest. Most are a yellow flower that look like they are in the daisy family, but other colors are scatter around, too. They all appear to be loving the extra light that is available because the trees are gone. We made our side trip to Headquarters Spring, which had a few cairns to show the way. The spring box is a metal tub and the water looks pretty good with a small bit of flow. After getting back to the junction it was a short walk to Aspen Saddle, where we picked up another leg of the Crest Trail (#270D). The beginning of this trail contours through an area cleared of trees and some of the tread was pretty loose. As soon as we got back into un-burnt trees, the trail was solid and enjoyable. We switch-backed down to Chiricahua Saddle and then back over to the junction with Mormon Ridge Trail. We ate our lunch looking out over Mormon Canyon and then made our way easily to the Mormon Canyon/Mormon Ridge junction. The Mormon Ridge trail is obscured by fallen trees here, but we bypassed the mess and found it without too much trouble. The trail condition was pretty good after about 1/4 mile. There are quite a few shrubs and grasses that you have to push through, but the footing was pretty steady and the switchbacks made it a relaxing hike to the trailhead. The Mormon Ridge TH on Turkey Creek Rd is about .75 miles from the Mormon Canyon TH so we had to hike up the road to finally get back to the Jeep.

It was great to get back to the Chiricahuas. The damage from Horseshoe 2 fire was clearly devastating, but the area is still very beautiful and we didn't find it too difficult to navigate with our gps and good trail descriptions in hand.
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Tons of yellow, daisy-like flowers.

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The pool below the spring is clean and looks good.

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Jul 22 2012
cindyl
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Mormon Canyon Chiricahua Hike, AZ 
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i was going to be headed out of town on monday, so i got away to go camping. with the severe thunderstorms in the forecast, i was sure i'd be alone out there, but perhaps since the fire restrictions had lifted, it was time again for everyone else to go camping as well. i arrived at sycamore campground to find all of the designated spots taken. without a plan b in mind, i made my own spot. i brought my camp table just for this eventuality. i started to put up the ez-up and i think it was then that i dashed all hopes for rain. it was its first time out of the bag! i really wanted rain, too.

for the hike on sunday, i just went up mormon canyon to the saddle, then back down. i brought my new go-lite umbrella, and, go figure, no rain. but so many flowers! :kf:
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Mormon Canyon Loop - ChiricahuaTucson, AZ
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Hiking7.50 Miles 2,612 AEG
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So today was the day that I thot I was gonna attempt a 12 mile hike with serious elevation, for me anyway. So wrong Chiricahua breath! I realized after the first 2 miles and gosh knows how much elevation gain, the later start, the lack of fuel in my body and the ominous weather, the chances weren't good. :(

This first four miles is a doozy :sweat: though incredible :D . It gets even more scenic the higher you get. I particularly liked the views toward the Dragoons where I had been two weeks earlier. And of course there's the view of the Peaks (Johnson, Monte Vista) to your south that attract your interest.

The trail got dicey in a couple sections. One time it was particularly tricky but come to find out, we had missed an immediate switchback which we noticed as we were making our way back across the side of the hill. Randy realized a couple times that he should have turned & I should have been paying more attention too :doh: instead of going straight so it's important that a person be mindful of these abrupt switchback turns. The wrong way had been properly blocked but with the fire and water and such, those road blocks had been moved around a bit and were quite subtle. But I don't mind a little scrambling so it was actually kind of fun.

Probably the 8) est part of this trek was when we got to the top of one of the switchbacks where we were treated to spectacular, almost 360 degree views. We took a 10 minute break here. Little did we know what a fantastic show we would get as we walked across the north side of the ridge. Though there was some burn, the greenery and the wildflowers above Ward Canyon and beyond were absolutely magnificent :y: . We were very happy hikers. Plus an added bonus, this was the level part of the hike for about 10 minutes. It was great.

Eventually you get back over to the south side of the ridge above Mormon Canyon and it's back to the up and up :sweat: . The up is not dramatic, it's just forever it seems. The weather would threaten from time to time so Randy wanted us to keep going steady. As we were walking along through some great wildflowers, I told Randy I wasn't gonna be able to do the entire hike. He had already given me two bailout routes and I told him, I wanted to take the bailout at Mormon Saddle and head down the canyon rather than try the ridge and the rest of the hike. We were fighting time and weather, I was fighting hunger at this point.

Eventually I kept plugging along and still managed to enjoy almost all of this ridgeline elevation except the 1/2 mile before we finally got into a more protected area where Randy timidly proclaimed there looked to be another corner to go around and I proclaimed, I had to eat :lol: . He agreed that this spot would work fine. It did turn out to be a scenic area with nice views across Ward Canyon toward the Saulsbury Crest Trail area and Anita Peak. It was nice to see some of the various peaks in the Chiricahuas in person. Here is the video from the Ridge part of the hike:
http://youtu.be/PxBAhXL6VVw

We ended up probably being about 1/4-1/3 mile from the Junction. I am glad we chose to have lunch where we did because I thot the views were much better. Next, it was all downhill :DANCE: as they say. This wasn't the easiest downhill but at least I didn't need as much lung power. It was here I was particularly glad Randy had done this part of the hike a few times last year as the trail was no where to be found in a couple cases :-k . Eventually of course, we would hook back up with the trail.

The scenery was so interesting especially the deeper we got into the canyon. And as we got deeper there were cairns that helped guide us as the trail would disappear again. We passed by some cool mossy covered rocks and trees. Randy told me we should be coming closer to the where the water suddenly appeared from under the rocks. Soon I hear him say, "I think the creek is just ahead". Less than one minute later we are struggling to get our jackets on as quickly as possible :o .
No, it wasn't the creek, it was a hail storm :lol: (which I thot I was filming but apparently I didn't press the movie button never engaged). We would hear the creek flowing in about 10-15 minutes. So now if you're ever hiking with Randy and he says he thinks the creek is just ahead, grab your jacket. This moment, in spite of the hail, provided great levity.

I think because this is such a long and tightly-treed canyon, it gives off a sense of spookiness :scared: but especially on this kind of weather day. As we started to get closer to the bottom, we came across an area where I noticed debris up in the tree and then in another tree. At first we were surpised that the water would have flowed that high, well above us, but then realized the water had probably got caught between some very tall boulders and had pooled up. That must have been something. Here is the video from the Canyon part of the hike: http://youtu.be/PxBAhXL6VVw

Soon we were back at camp, having a beer, taking down the tarp and on the road but not before stopping at John Ringo's gravesite. I had read a little about him while doing my research for this hike. His death is very interesting. We were also lucky to enjoy a beautiful sunset all around us and lightning storms in the very far north and east as we made our way toward Benson on Dragoon Road via Sunizona. We had a great Mexican meal at a restaurant Randy wanted to try on main street before we parted ways in Tucson.
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Oct 02 2011
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rwstorm
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After driving down the previous week to check out the Chiricahuas from the road, I decided to go down this weekend and camp in West Turkey Creek and do some hiking. I invited several people to join me, but only Angela decided it was worth doing given the weather forecast of stormy conditions. I almost called it off, but hurricane Hilary became a non-factor as far as creating a monster event, so the trip was on.

We arrived in the area around noon Saturday and since there were a number of people in the best spots at Sycamore CG, we headed up the road a short ways to check out a spot I like as an alternative. Nobody was there, so we set up camp before the rains came. Glad we put the tarp up! It rained pretty good for about an hour, then moved on, so we got a little hiking in. Angela had never been there, so I wanted to show her all the cool spots near camp. That worked out well, then more showers moved in as we got back to camp. But we gradually got the fire going, had dinner, and by dark all was well as the rain let up, and we relaxed enjoying wine and conversation. :)

Shortly after heading for bed around 10 PM, the rain returned and persisted most of the night. The lightning never got too close, so it was quite pleasant for sleeping with with the sound of the nearby creek and rain on the tents to act as a lullaby.

The rain had stopped by 6 AM when I got up to get the coffee going. It was a wet but beautiful morning. After a leisurely morning in camp, we started our hike around 9. The original plan was to do my typical adventurous loop up to the Crest Trail near Chiricahua Peak, then head clockwise past Paint Rock to Monte Vista Lookout, finishing by going back to camp via the Morse Canyon Trail.

We had determined by hiking about a mile up the Mormon Canyon Trail Saturday that it would be better to do the hike up Mormon Ridge instead, due to the flood damage we saw. That turned out to be a good idea, but even so there were spots high up with trail damage. We didn't start early and our pace was slow, so we decided to shorten the hike when we got near the Mormon Ridge/Canyon junction at around 8800 feet. By then the storms were developing again nearby to further convince us. The section of Mormon Canyon Trail immediately below the junction has been in bad shape from previous fires, and it is even worse now. There is about a quarter mile of tough route finding, before the trail becomes more obvious. But even then, the amount of post fire damage was amazing, in places blowing out the trail (which more or less hugs the bottom of the canyon). Once you get to the old sawmill site, you pick up the old logging road for the finish, but even that was hammered by the runoff this summer.

Our camp was at about 6500 feet, Sycamore CG is at 6300 feet, and the official Mormon Ridge trailhead is at 6200 feet (and about .7 mile from our camp). I hadn't hiked on the Mormon Ridge Trail since the 1990s, since I much prefer going up the canyon route and stay out of the sun. But the views from the ridge route were very nice (burned trees and all). This is a fine part of the western Chiricahua Mountains, with its easy access and an excellent array of trails.

Mormon Spring was blasted by lateral runoff, and the pipe from the spring box was missing, but there was a gallon plus per minute flowing out of the ground. This is a very lush canyon and the spring is very reliable.

On our way home Sunday evening, we stopped at the John Ringo grave site by the Sanders Ranch and had dinner in Benson. Yet another fine Chiricahua trip in the books! :)
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Randy was kind enough to set up a weekend at one of his favorite spots :) in southern Arizona. Despite the forecast, we went for it arriving at a very nice campsite up from the main campground, setting up and sitting under the tarp while it rained off and on for an hour. Then we put on our day packs and headed toward the main campground via the creek before heading up to the Spring Tree on the Mormon Canyon Trail.

It's always delightful when you get to hike by a stream and hike with someone that is so familiar with the area. This part of the Chiricahuas had only been open a little more than a week so Randy was particularly curious to take a deeper look after his drive by earlier in the week. And indeed, the water per the erosion from the fire, had caused the creek to do all sorts of things besides running the banks by cutting deeper ravines, changing curves and getting down to the bedrock creating newer cascades of water and obliteraing others; though three main little waterfalls in the area were still pretty much in tact.

We made our way past one of the old camping sites and then turned around and decided to walk up the creek to the dam to try and get a better angle on the waterfall just to its south. We were able to climb above the dam but our efforts didn't pay off as we couldn't get closer :( to the waterfall. We decided to scramble up the very tall rocked bank to get back on top which ironically took us to the spot where we had taken photos from above.

We then came to the new intersection with the Mormon Canyon trail and headed up that way to go check out the remains of an old saw mill and Mormon Spring. This starts off as a fairly nice walkable old logging road but soon deteriorates, once again due to the intense erosion caused by the water flow due to the fire. You can see where the fire has burned a lot of the trees but not completely.

You basically follow the drainage as you make your way up the trail. Off in the distance, Randy spotted what he thot was the spring box but it was actually an old cattle trough. Randy didn't recall seeing it in the past either because it was covered by vegetation or he had just not paid it any mind. This trough was obviously fed by the spring further up. To see some of the rain action at our campsite, our walk along the creek and up the dam before making it to the trough, check out this video: http://youtu.be/CWdC0Jkd3ss/

From here we soon came upon the spring and the box, all pretty much in tact. We got back on the trail for a little while before going down a bit to explore the old sawmill site. Randy says a lot more of the bricks have been exposed since the fire and erosion so it was fun to wander around a bit and explore :D . After our curiosity was satisfied, we got back on the trail and headed to the Spring Rock and Tree. Randy says the spring used to flow out of the tree (you can see the hole in the bottom of the tree) and now comes out of the rock (though very little flow).

This was as far as would go on the Mormon Canyon Trail. Randy decided we would not be taking this trail up tomorrow. We headed back to camp and actually walked past it to another area of the creek where there were some cool rocks and another little waterfall :DANCE: . Fortunately, the rain held off for the most part so this was good.

We got back, had a beer and a snack, altho I decided it was too cold for beer so asked Randy if we could have wine (which happened to be from a local vinter and it turned out to be quite good :D ). Randy got a fire going using a paraffin match 8) system (since it had been so wet earlier) and using some of the logs he had brot along. Earlier we had also covered up some of the logs by the fire pit to keep them dry. It was good to have the fire; though once a little wind came thru, it seemed to warm up a bit. Anyway, I shared my banana :? cold fried chicken and potato salad for our supper. (I had stored a banana in the cooler with the chicken).

It seemed a short time after we had retired to the tents, the rain came down in droves along with some occasional lightning and thunder :scared: . One time when I rolled over, the brightness of the lightning flashed right before my eyes; that was a bit startling. I did find the rain on my tent (never experienced that before) and the babbling creek soothing. I still didn't get much sleep but at least it was nice to be awake and listen to all of that. I was also trying to adjust to my new sleeping bag arrangement with the Agnes Gilpin where you have the pad inside the sleeping bag. Both items were new and seemed to work well.

Here is the video as we hike in the area of the spring, the old sawmill, the spring rock and tree, back down and past the campsite to an area further up Turkey Creek: http://youtu.be/Vh1LO6mzSpU
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It is always fun camping down around Sycamore CG along West Turkey Creek in the Chiricahua Mountains. This was a one night camp with a hike up Mormon Canyon Trail the following morning. There was a solid flow of water in the creek which made things even better. Good times. :)
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