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Hike For February 21:Horseshoe Canyon Into Jack Wood Canyon.

Meet at Rodeo Post Office at 9:00 am or at Corner of Foothills Road and Portal Road at 8:45 am to carpool.

Pat Owens 557-7722 rodeonm@vtc.net

Carol Simon 558-2433 casimon@vtc.net

Jonathan Patt558-0152 jonathanpatt@gmail.com

Photos & report by Eskild.


On a cloudy day 8 hikers took off towards the Peloncillo Mountain Wilderness east of San Simon. We decided on exploring Ward Canyon starting at the corral. It was a perfect day for hiking with slightly threatening clouds forming over our heads. A Great Horn Owl flew right over us and wild flowers were plentiful. Some caves were explored and spectacular hoodoos were abundant. We turned around at the“Box Canyon” site. All in all we hiked a little over 6 miles


Next week Thursday February 21we plan to hike from Horseshoe Canyon into Jack Wood Canyon. This will be a longer hike but mainly on trails or old roads. Meet at Rodeo Post Office at 9AM or at Corner of Foothills Road and Portal Road at 8:45AM to carpool.


hoodoos

A well-preserved mountain lion print.

Addendum:


We recently took the time to review safety items that hikers could carry to help either themselves or another hiker in the case of an accident, or when getting lost, or even just out later than expected. Our group has quite a good safety record (and we never lost anyone permanently) but accidents do happen and some of our hikes are in rugged, remote territory. Here is what we recommend everyone carry:


Space blanket

First aid kit

Matches with fire starter

Whistle

Signalling mirror

Extra layers of clothing

Extra water

Extra food

Knife or multi-tool

Flashlight or headlamp with fresh and spare batteries

Map and compass or GPS

Hat and sunscreen



It is good if someone in the group has:


Lightweight splint

Rope

Duct tape

Cell phone


We have used almost all of these items in various situations. Prepare yourself to be part of a solution.


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Chiricahua Trail Crew Volunteer Agreement

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

(Tabulated by Ray Brooks)

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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