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Hike For March 28:Maverick Peak Out Of Whitetail Canyon
Meet at the corner of Portal and Foothills Roads at 9 (AZ) / 10 (NM).

Pat Owens 557-7722 rodeonm@vtc.net

Carol Simon 558-2433 casimon@vtc.net

Jonathan Patt558-0152 jonathanpatt@gmail.com

2019-03-21 10-38-22

Twelve hikers, starting from Herb Martyr, hiked the Basin Trail towards FR 42. It was a beautiful, sunny day and we made our way across Cima Creek twice, and then Greenhouse Creek, enjoying the mid-elevation hike through mixed conifer and oak. A little light brushing of catclaw and several small trees removed from the trail took place throughout the morning, but overall everything was in great condition.

We ate lunch on the ridge near Welch Seep, with a great view of the Cave Creek Basin and the snow-capped high country. After eating, most hikers returned back the way we had come, while several continued on to FR 42, some planning to walk down the road to the Research Station from there.

Next Thursday, March 28, we will be hiking Maverick Peak out of Whitetail Canyon. This hike is only several miles, but is off-trail and quite steep in places, with a rock scramble at the very top to reach the summit. In case of bad weather or recent snow making a summit attempt unsafe, the alternative will be to hike elsewhere in Whitetail Canyon instead. Meet at the corner of Portal and Foothills Roads at 9 (AZ) / 10 (NM).

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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


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


Duct tape

Cell phone

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


Chiricahua Trail Crew Volunteer Agreement


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

(Tabulated by Ray Brooks)


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