Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona

Yesterday Pat, Jim and I took a day trip to Chiricahua National Monument, Cochise and Geronimo country...

Look at the tip top of the mountain shown in the above photo. There is a forest ranger lookout post that appears as a dot on top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. More closeup photos to follow later in this post. We are going to climb that mountain!!

Cochise's hideout is shown in the above photo. It is in the farthest mountain range near the center of the photo. The photo was taken from atop Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Jim makes it to the forest ranger lookout.

Pat nears the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain.

The forest ranger lookout on top of Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Do we look a little warn out after our upward journey?!?!?!

 Pat and Jim start back down the mountain.

Finally I see our car. What a climb. The views we enjoyed made it well worth the climb.

We had a picnic lunch before the climb. Below is a visitor that watched as we ate...


  1. Looks like you had a great time. We were there a couple of years ago thinking we could hike with our dogs (acceptable according to the National Park Website for this park at that time). When we arrived, we were told that the policy had changed, so the trip turned out to be a car-only trip with a few stops to take pictures. Looks like we missed out.

    1. Is that a photo-op with "Smokey the Bear"? I guess you can tell from the photos that there had been a fire on several of the mountains. Sad. Most of the trees on the climb were burned and appeared to be dead.

  2. Love your recent posts!!! This is a great time to be in the desert - blooms and not yet so hot you need the AC all day!!!
    Glad you a back on the web!