Not sure if this pond has a name or if its around all year but it was nice to find while exploring.
That is a pretty good size pond! Looks a little deep for a water crossing.
Originally Posted by pleontks
SSRx7......I need to do some wheelin. I never heard about that trail from tombstone, but am down to go check it out with ya.
I'm just waiting for my State Trust permit to come in so I can go exploring more of those trails. There looks like alot of them between Charlston Rd and Hwy 82 around those mountains. Supposed to be alot of geo caches there as well.
Oatman is south east of Bullhead city. Most are typical AZ; the washes are hard and the bypasses take the ridges most time to take you out of the wash. The washes can be very narrow and with out real care body damage is very possible. many of the washes can be rather hard too. 3-4+. so many trails out there to many to even count. Fun area. If you plan a trip let us know since that is B4W's area. Next run inthat area is next week, its open to anyone. We will run two groups, one the easy way2upto 2+, one the hard way(3+) might be even 4-. long day 20 miles.
I had a "day off" from school, so I took my wife and kids out to Chiricahua National Monument. We went through the Dragoon Mountains by way of Middlemarch road, which I had never driven before. This is a nice 2wd dirt road, with alot of little side trails. This road is about 15 minutes east of where we live. We stopped by a windmill and ate lunch and then on to the Monument. Great day for a drive. We took my wifes 95 ZJ.
Enjoy the pictures: This first group is where we stopped for lunch:
These next pics are driving over the pass of the Dragoon mountains, down the eastern side, and across the Sulphur Springs valley, which is extremely flat. . There were several trails headed off each side that went up to old mines, something to explore another day. The dirt road ended and pavement began in the tiny community of Pearce, Az. From there we continued across the valley to the Chiricahua mountains.
These are a few of the pics we took inside the Monument. It was sad to see how many of the trees in the park had been burned by forest fires a couple of years ago, but there were still alot of nice trees the fire missed. The rocks were awesome!
And finally, we stopped at the Faraway Ranch, that was donated to the park by the Riggs family who owned it. I would have loved to live here!! The people of this family were instrumental in the developement of Chiricahua National Monument.
My next trip I make out here, I want to explore the Pinery Trail, which crosses the Chiricahua Mountains just south of the park. I went camping there when I was a kid, but there is alot more I want to explore there, maybe on a two or three day camping trip.