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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Chiricahua National Monument a wonderful day trip.

Where are we today ?
St. David Rv park, Arizona
Remember you can click on some pics to make the larger
       Did we have fun today? yep we did. We did a day trip to the Chiricaha National  Monument park. A longer day trip than we like to do but have put if off for quite a few years.
       Our friends Rob and Pat (lady girl too) joined us and we were on the road before 10am. Ninety minutes later we arrived after a nice desert drive.
nice drive through the desert 
here we are
          I took way to many pictures today but will just let a few of them tell you how we had such a wonderful tour of this amazing natural scenery. We toured the park up to an elevation of 6780 ft above sea level. The rock formations are really mind boggling.
the Ericksons original setllers
really a wonderland of rocks
check in at the visitor center,  5 dollar pass is good for 7 days
We watched an 8 minute video then continued  our tour
 Sugar Loaf montain elevation here
7,310 ft above sea level
the scenery here is mind absolutely amazing
Rob taking a few pics
in the distance is Cochise Stronghold
more history
       We reached Massai Point shortly after noon and enjoyed a nice picnic lunch that we had packed. But it was very windy and quite cool here, at least we found a nice sunny spot.
a nice picnic but very windy
interesting trees here at the summit
       Now heading back down and enjoy more amazing scenery, it is really mind boggling.
Organ pipe formation
Rob and Pat
Suzie and me
            After we left here thought we would check out Fort Bowie on the way home, not too far away.
8 miles down this road to Fort Bowie
         By the time got here it was after 3 pm and found out it was a 1.5 mile walk to the Fort each way. Decision was, not today, so from hear we headed back to our camp in St. David.
cool camper
         Heading back we drove through a minor dust store, kinda like a snow blizzard back home but very warm and not slippery.
     Did a quick tour around Historic Downtown Wilcox only about 2 blocks long, really kind of nicely done.
Theatre
Rex Allen Museum
       Finally back home after 4 pm and a short Happy Hour, fire up our Weber Q, bake a couple taters, fresh mushrooms and onions in foil, very tender bacon wrapped filet mignon and some steamed broccoli really hit the spot.
sure hit the spot tonight
and once again a lovely Arizona sunset
       Thanks for joining us today it was wonderful , Oh did I mention it was very warm but a very windy day, gusts over 30 mph. Really had to hang on to our hats.


Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle
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22 comments:

  1. Having toured the Chiricahau National Monument last December, your photos brought us some nice memories. Beautiful topography, that is for certain.

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    1. It was your posting last Dec. that inspired us to go there. Thanks.

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  2. I love the Chiricahua's. Did you see any coati? We were really lucky to see a whole group of them when we were there last year. Too bad you didn't stop at Apple Annie's and get a piece of pie while you were in Willcox. Fun little town.

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    1. No we did not see any coati, no wildlife at all. We drove around town a bit on the way back but did not stop.

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  3. Another place for our list, that Organ Pipe Formation is pretty amazing.

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    1. The whole place is amazing certainly worth the tour.

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  4. You have given us new destinations. I love the rock formations! That was some busy day.....but a lot of fun too!

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    1. It sure was a lot of fun, you will love it so many hiking trails too.

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  5. We haven't done that area. It's something we'll need to remember and hope to do when we're back. Thanks for the tour.

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    1. The sights are amazing a nice day trip.

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  6. Looks like a great drive. I've heard the birding there is good, but I think the closest we've been is Ramsey Canyon. I'd like to see all that again someday.... meanwhile, I'll enjoy your photos.

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    1. The video did mention excellent birding here too. But with wind 35 mph they would get blown away.

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  7. One of my very favorite AZ parks...

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  8. This is a gorgeous place. Paul and I love visiting areas like this. I have to add this to my Pinterest bucket list. Thanks. So glad you had a fabulous day!

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    1. It is worth stopping in to see and if you are into hiking looks to be amazing.

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  9. Chiricahua National Monument looks like a great place, I have now put it on our to do list for when we are in Arizona. I also checked out their hiking trails and I think that we could definitely spend a number of days here. I like the $5 pass for 7 days!

    Thanks for the showing us the park and glad that you enjoyed your day there.


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    1. I am sure you would love it here. I would have enjoyed a small hike, but nobody else was interested.

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  10. Too bad it was so windy but you still managed to have a great time. The one bad thing about dust storms is that your paint job can get damaged.

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    1. Will be windy again today but no dust storms here in St. David.

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  11. As I was reading I was thinking it would be cool at those elevations - yet you were still wearing SHORTS !! Everybody else was more sensibly dressed !! LOL

    Wicked looking camper van for sure.

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    1. I always wear shorts, except when the snow above my socks.
      That is your kind of camper van I am sure.

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