CPHS sponsored Field Trip --- Leader Kim Murphy Destination: Washburn Canyon Trail
Date: May 8 -- 8 AM
Car poolers will meet at the Silver Peak Trail Head at the first paved pull-out beyond the Forest Visitor Center at 8:00 Az time. Kim will be at the turn-off to parking above the corrals. Stay on road to Rustler Park and you should spy Kim on right hand side of the road a few miles past the Research Station.
Everyone is welcome on this hike along Washburn Canyon which roughly follows the old wagon from Steven Reed's Bide-a-Wee guest ranch (now Research Station) to Paradise. Kim Murphy will talk about the man the canyon's named for who swung too wide a loop and moved over into New Mexico. Several other denizens lived farther up. This walk will often be in the streambed, but takes to the banks when the rocks get high or traces of the road climb up the hillside. Allow about 4 hours for the excusion, not counting travel time to site.
This is not an easy hike but you can stop when/if you want and retrace your way back to the corrals. Be sure to have plenty of water, lunch or a snack, and wear a hat.
For more information, call Kim Murphy at 558-2385 or Jeanne Williams at 558-2436.
Mission Statement: A gathering of local history enthusiasts to collect and organize, to preserve, and to share natural and human history of our area.
The Chiricahua Peloncillo Historical Society's primary function is to share our history through historical programs and field trips.
Please join us for information sharing "FIELD TRIPS" to area sites and learn the family histories and stories from our local residents.
To facilitate the organization of field trips:
Program Convener - Jeanne Williams: handling communications and coordination
P.O. Box 16294, Portal,AZ 85632
Secretery/ Treasurer - Deborah Galloway
P.O. Box 16530, Portal, AZ 85632
Field trip Planners:
Please contact any of the above, if you would like to lead a field trip or suggest a location.
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