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Hike For October 29:To Be Decided By Hikers

Meet: Silver PeakTrailhead:8:00 am (AZ), 9:00 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


Four hikers in 4 vehicles attempted to get to the end of the South Fork Road but a fallen Arizona cypress across the road needed to be dragged aside first. Good deed for the month. The lower part of South Fork looked like summer but the cliffs above were aglow with the low angle morning sun; a magic time of the year. There were a few scarlet sumac, Rhus, poison oak and ash trees changing color until we got to the junction with the Burro Saddle trail. Above there a few red maples but most were still green, some with patches of color - another week or three till the peak. Nice people had cut fallen trees off the trail below the Burro junction but above there is much work needed cutting brush and rebuilding creek crossings. Some crossings will be big jobs. The Creek flows in short sections and the "bathtub" has water but much of the length is poor fish habitat. The group hiked about 2 miles up and returned early because of a very tough crossing.

Several of the regular hikers are bound for backpacking to the north next week. Those still around should meet at 8AM (Arizona) at the Silver Peak trail head and decide on the hike of the day.

Hike report from Al, photos from John.

Possibly the largest body of water in Cochise County? :)



Chiricahua Trail Crew Volunteer Agreement

If you do not have a Volunteer Service Agreement on file with the Forest Service, submit one. Submitted forms don't expire until you terminate them.
Print it, fill out, sign in block 35, and date.You can scan a signed document and e-mail it toveronica.forrest@usda.gov. You can also mail the form to Veronica at the Douglas Ranger District Office:
Veronica Forrest 1192 W. Saddle View Rd.Douglas, AZ 85607


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

(Tabulated by Ray Brooks)


Photo Gallery Of Hiking Club - Click On Any Photo To Begin. Use Arrow Keys At Bottom Of Slide (Or Your Keyboard) To Advance Slide

Howard Topoff 2011