Today was our third time hiking the trails. In 2004, we climbed to the top of
Today, we chose to hike from the summit of
It was a great hike, full of scenic postcard views. The other hikers soon left us behind, as I paused repeatedly to take more photos. Although the park cautions you may encounter black bear, mountain lion or rattlesnakes, we saw nothing larger than a skink.
We hiked among cypress, pine and fir, and then as we worked our way lower in elevation, encountered sycamore, juniper and oak, and finally near the visitor center, cactus and mesquite.
We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our day, exploring the depths of the Chiricahuas.
From here, we’ll move on to Deming, NM tomorrow.