Hike For December 2 (Friday) -To Be Decided By Hikers

Meet:Silver Peak Trailhead 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

Report (November 25) and Photos by Carol

Threehikers were thrilled to see a rainy Thanksgiving morning. At 11:00 a.m. we abandoned our spouses, who were cooking intheir respectivekitchens, orloadinganenormous pile of wood onto a truck. We walked the Greenhouse Road to the Ash Spring Trail in a very light rain. It rained like that for an hour and then quit for the last half of the hike. The rewards of walking in the rain/after the rain were great. The mountains were capped with low clouds and the snow level above us came down to about 7,500’. The odors and colors in theforest were enhanced by themoisture. The sycamore leaves were especially vivid with the wetness bringing out the oranges in the downed and falling leaves. There werea lot of sycamore leaves on this hike, and we often moved through seas of orange leaves. We hiked the full Ash Spring loop, walking back to ourvehicle on the HerbMartyr Road, for atotal of about three miles. On the road back downthrough the canyon we encountered 10 wild turkeys, having a much better day than their domestic counterparts. We returned home just in time to help finish preparing the turkey dinner that eight of enjoyed. It is not hard to find goodtrails, good food and goodcompanionship inPortal! Hope you all had awonderful day. Ours was perfect.

For next week, 2 December, meet at the Silver Peak Trailhead at 9:00 a.m. to decide upon the day’s hike.

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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.
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)


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