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Hike ForJanuary 28 -Antelope Pass
Meet:Chiricahua Desert Museum at 9:00 am

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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Portal/Rodeo Hike Report for Thursday, January 21, 2021

(hike report from Elaine & Al, photos by Eskild & Elaine)

Rain and mountaintop snow overnight kept most of the hikers from last week home, but 5 of us set out to hike up East Turkey Creek.It turned out to be great hiking weather:the rain stopped, winds were calm and the clouds were beautiful.The moisture made walking up the sandy creek bed easy and the damp rocks and leaves were even more amazing than usual

When we climbed out of the Turkey Creek Canyon we were happy to see a nice blanket of snow on the higher ridges.

When we climbed out of the Turkey Creek Canyon we were happy to see a nice blanket of snow on the higher ridges.

We varied from our usual route and walked north up an old trail well before the Paradise Road.Three of us decided to hike to the top of Harris Mountain, and were rewarded with fabulous views of the eastern side of the Chiricahuas and the San Simon Valley & Peloncillos. The abandoned observatory provided good seating for lunch.

Next week we’ll meet at the Chiricahua Desert Museum at 9 AM.We’ll drive about 15 miles to Antelope Pass and park just off Highway 9.The plan is to hike across the desert to view a pictograph and bedrock mortar site.Some may choose to continue to a second set of pictographs and later climb to a grainery.There is no trail and some of the route has loose footing.Bring a lunch and water.







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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.
DOWNLOAD THE FORM.
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)

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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