Hike ForJuly 29 -Those that show up will decide where to go.

Meet:Silver Peak Trailhead at 8:00 a.m. AZ, 9:00 a.m NM. Meet at this time andplace on any Thursday that doesn’t have more specific instructions.

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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Hike report for 7/23/21

Long Park to Round Park, Bear Wallow and Centella Point

Report by Eskild

Photos by Tracy and Eskild

Three hikers showed up at the Silver Peak Trailhead. It was a muggy hot day in Portal, so we decided to go high. We drove to Long Park. The road is rough and not getting any better. We even had to remove a tree trunk that blocked the road just below Long Park. The air was refreshingly cool and the recent rain in this vicinity of over 5 inches made everything look green and fresh. So off we went towards Fly Saddle and Round Park.

The hike: Long Park- Fly Saddle, Saulsbury Trail, Round Park, Bear Wallow and Centella Point.

The air was hazy likely from moisture, so views were not as expansive as we often see them.

At the junction with the Saulsbury Trail we very pleasantly surprised by meeting up with Jonathan Patt He was there with Wild Arizona and the Youth Conservation Corps. They had been working on trails especially the Saulsbury Trail for the last 6 week. just 10 minutes before we arrived had they reached the junction with the Crest Trail. They have done an amazing job. Thank you.

YCC and Wild Arizona at work

The crew at the junction of Saulsbury with the Crest Trail.

We then proceeded to Round Park

Bear Wallow was flowing nicely again. Up the trail towards the Centella Trail we came across the tree that was too big for the trail crew to cut. They created a new route around it.


At Centella Point we enjoyed lunch. The clouds had now started to accumulate, and some distant rumpling could be heard.

Not much wildlife was encountered – One deer, two turkeys but many lizards.

There were many wildflowers and raspberries galore. Only a few were ripe but, in a fortnight, they should be plentiful indeed.

We returned to Long Park having thoroughly enjoyed this cool beautiful day in the mountains.

The hikers

Next week, July 29, we will meet at the Silver Peak Trailhead at 8:00 a.m. AZ, 9:00 a.m. NM. The hike will be decided by the participants. Meet at this time andplace on any Thursday that doesn’t have more specific instructions.

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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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