I may be goin' to hell in a bucket babe. But at least I'm EnWJoyin the Ride... Bob Wier
I don't believe so, pretty sure this was one of the older ones leading to the coke ovens. We did see they are plannig on rerouting some of the trails closer to the river. Found some newly staged fence material stashed in the trees near one of the crossings.
Hualapai Mountain Park, went with these two just to let them play in the snow. The only snow was on north facing sides for the most part. Snow is icy now in this cold. hard packed, looked like only three jeeps have run from moss since the last snow.
Today, after class at the college, I drove home by way of Tombstone, The town too tough to die... Drove out Charleston Rd to Tombstone, then turned left on Allen street away from town. Allen street follows the original Tombstone rail line towards Fairbank where it merged with the Benson-Bisbee Rail line. After a couple of miles, it turns to dirt and is maintained by the county until it gets to a big Horse park. From then on, it is a somewhat smooth dirt road that follows the rail bed. I had heard of this trail before but have never explored this area. I knew from what I have read that it has a connection to Hwy 82 which is the main highway that I live near. I followed it just to see what it is like with plans on going back for a more in depth exploration. I came upon this old tressle with the timbers still in place.
There are many other trails that lead off of this one, but you need a state land trust permit to go on those. Enjoy the pics, I will take more the next time I go back.
After class yesterday, I decided on a whim to go back up to Garden Canyon on Ft Huachuca. The road up Garden Canyon itself has been closed due to maintenance, and the last time we were up there with the Sierra Vista Offroad group, they had some earth moving equipment up there. Yesterday, the gate was open and so I took the drive up. It was beatiful. There were areas still covered with a good amount of snow, and other areas where the snow was melting off. There was a good bit of mud in the melting areas. I drove up, stopped at the Petroglyph site and took some pictures. The petroglypths are fenced off to prevent grafitti and vandalism, but you can still see them pretty well. There are glyphs from two different time periods from what I have read. First the Paleo Indians around the 14th century, and then later the Apaches starting around the 1700s. From what I have read, some of the pictographs are even older than those of the Paleos of the 1300s.
Garden Canyon Road goes about 4 miles or so up the through the canyon and then there is a turnaround area. There are some trails that branch off here, that I will have to explore on another day.