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Hike For November 23 (FRIDAY):Ward Canyon/Little Doubtful Canyon In the Peloncillos

Meet at the Trash Corner (Foothills & Portal Road) at 8:00 AM to carpool

Pat Owens 557-7722 rodeonm@vtc.net

Carol Simon 558-2433 casimon@vtc.net

Jonathan Patt558-0152 jonathanpatt@gmail.com

group photo

Eight hikers drove up to the Crest trail this week, thinking it might be one of the last hikes up there for the year.Driving up the Long Park Road, they encountered an obstacle, easily overcome by one saw & many arms.

At Five points junction, 3 backpackers split off (with one day hiker) and the other 4 hiked on all the way to Monte Vista Lookout.It sounds like the trail was in good shape all the way there – thank you trail crews!The lookout hikers were treated to the sight ofa young Golden Eagle and also a Prairie Falcon.It was a warmer, less windy day than expected, everybody shedding layers when they could.

Next week, meet at the Trash Corner (Foothills & Portal Road) at 8:00 AM to carpool to Ward Canyon/Little Doubtful Canyon wilderness in the Peloncillos (north of I-10). This will be a lower elevation hike up one of the beautiful canyons in this area - there is no trail.



long park road

Some hikers went up Silver Peak:

Three hikers stayed in the Chiricahuas and hiked the Silver Peak Trail, enjoying perfect weather, an always-beautiful trail, and spectacular views in every direction once we summited and had lunch in the remnants of the former fire lookout at the top. Assorted flowers and grasses went unidentified as we lamented the absence of our resident experts, and fall colors were all around us—from Gambel oak to ash and others. All three made the 3,000' climb and 9 mile round trip hike.

silver peak group


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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