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Hike For December 13: Horseshoe Canyon

Meet at the Rodeo Post Office at 9 AM, or 8:45 at the corner of Portal and Foothills Roads to carpool to Rodeo

Pat Owens 557-7722 rodeonm@vtc.net

Carol Simon 558-2433 casimon@vtc.net

Jonathan Patt558-0152 jonathanpatt@gmail.com

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Starting from the corrals along the North Fork of Cave Creek, 15 hikers followed the approximate route of the old Stephen Reed wagon road that went between Paradise and what is now the Research Station. With high altitude winds and big, dark clouds rapidly moving across the sky, it made a dramatic backdrop for the day. A light dusting of snow was still visible on the crest from the previous weekend's storm, which was a nice sight to see.

We climbed gradually to a saddle, then descended towards Paradise, ultimately connecting to a small Forest Road, which we walked out to just south of Paradise. As it was still a bit early, we dropped down to Turkey Creek and ate lunch in Soldier Flat before returning the way we had come, for a total hike of 5.5 miles.

Next Thursday, December 14, we will be hiking in Horseshoe Canyon. There are several options for hiking here, to be determined by those who show up to hike: the two dams loop, Pothole Canyon, walking the main canyon bottom as far as people want to go, and more. Meet at the Rodeo Post Office at 9 AM, or 8:45 at the corner of Portal and Foothills Roads to carpool to Rodeo.

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Photo by Bonnie, Report by Carol

One group hiked locally with the next generation of hikers. By the time we reached bathtub on the South Fork Trail we were on our third round of snacks. The main activities were rock hopping, rock throwing (into Bathtub) and looking at plants like maples and mullein. We all enjoyed the flowing water, as well as walking off our Thursday turkey.

Next Thursday, November 29, we will be hiking in the Granite Gap area, which the exact location to be determined. This could involve a mix of road walking and off-trail hiking, but how much of each will depend on where we end up hiking in that area. We are now switching to our winter meeting time, so meet at the Chiricahua Desert Museum at9 AMor if coming from Portal at the corner of Portal and Foothills Roads, meet at8:45to carpool to the museum.

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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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Howard Topoff 2011