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Hike For April 9:South Fork Trail/Burro trail To Red Rock

Meet:The burm at the end of South Fork Road at 8 am (AZ), 9 AM (NM).

Carol Simon (520) 558-2433 casimon@vtc.net
Jonathan Patt (575) 654-3281
jonathanpatt@gmail.com
Elaine Moisan (520) 5581308 emoisan2011@hotmail.com

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This week, 10 hikers drove up to the Dos Cabezas to hike Happy Camp Canyon.We carpooled with people that we live or work with, and kept a safe distance as we hiked.A number of people had never been to this area, and were delighted by the hoodoos and piled up granite boulders.We drove past the Indian Bread Rocks picnic area and up Happy Camp Canyon road as far as the trucks could make it, then started our hike.It’s a wide desert canyon; very pretty with the “live” oaks turning gold to drop their leaves soon. We walked in about 3 miles to an old cabin – I’m unsure about the history or the age, but an old automobile nearby had wooden-spoked wheels!Some of us glimpsed the ghost of the old miner/rancher that once lived there …

After hiking back out, most of the group explored the boulder area, enjoying a nice waterfall and some bedrock mortars - including some on a slab that is mysteriously vertical.One theory is that the 1887 earthquake dislodged the granite slab and it slid down to its vertical position.Another theory that was proposedis that it might have been a prehistoric climbing wall ...

Next week, we decided to stay close to home and hike up the South Fork trail/Burro trail to Red Rock and Horseshoe saddle.Stream crossings are to be expected but manageable.People can hike as far as they wish to and turn around – meet at the burm at the end of South Fork Road at 8 AM Arizona time, 9 AM New Mexico.

Hike report by Elaine – photos by Elaine & Carol.

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The 62 Highest Peaks, Mountains, Hills, And Lookouts In The Chiricahuas

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