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Hike For July 9:Mule Mountains By Bisbee
Meet:7:00am (AZ), 8:00 am (NM) at the Rodeo P.O. – Portal people can meet 6:45 at Foothills Road corner if you wish to carpool.

Carol Simon (520) 558-2433 casimon@vtc.net
Jonathan Patt (575) 654-3281
Elaine Moisan (520) 5581308 emoisan2011@hotmail.com


Hike report for Thursday July 2, 2020:

We did our part to get the monsoon season started this week with a hike from Onion Saddle along the Jhus Horse Saddle trail, then down the Pinery-Horsefall trail.Legend has it that every time the group has hiked these trails, it rains:we were not disappointed.

We met our friend from Bisbee, and another hiker that we have missed (recovering from a foot injury) joined us for part of the day.We were also joined by a Covid-refugee botanist for a little while, so we started with seven appropriately-spaced hikers.

Onion Saddle to Jhus Horse Saddle is rewarding for the views in all directions, especially on a day when thunderstorms were building and the sky was dramatic.Our descent down to Pinery Canyon was the wet part of the hike, but it only lasted about half an hour.The sun came back out, and we had lunch with the butterflies and moths at Iron Spring.

On our drive back up to Onion Saddle, we met (along with some birders) a beautiful Black-tailed Rattlesnake, which was escorted off the road after being photographed – nice way to end the day.

Next week, we decided to hike in the Mule Mountains by Bisbee (exact hike to be determined).Bring a mask if you wish to carpool, bring lots to drink (probably a dry hike), raingear, and a good flashlight/headlamp as we might explore some (safe) mines.We will meet early to make the drive:7:00 AZ, 8:00 NM at the Rodeo P.O. – Portal people can meet 6:45 at Foothills Road corner if you wish to carpool.

report and photos from Elaine

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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