May 11, 2017

Indian Bread Rocks Recreation Area

"Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance;
they make the latitudes and longitudes."
Henry David Thoreau


We left Chiricahua National Monument with the excitement of reuniting with Tim and Denise who were making their way back west from Austin, Texas. On this post, we will leave it to "Gone with the Dogs" to share the details of our rendezvous. The fun we had enjoying each other's company and exploring this unique area can only be brightened by their story, photos and video. To see our time together click on the link above.

Indian Bread Rocks Recreation area, managed by the Bureau of Land Management, is the access point into 11,700 acres of the Dos Cabezas Mountain Wilderness (geologically, the northern most extension of the Chiricahuas). 
Sculpted with steep slopes and granite outcroppings, this rugged, remote and scenic wilderness proved to be a perfect waypoint for rock scrambling, hiking and no leash dog exploration.
And camouflaged within this backcountry are vibrant desert gardens on hidden terraces fed by natural springs seeping out of fissures in the rock wall. As we gingerly walked along trace trails, each oasis seemed like it was protected by multi-layers of rock and thick patches of prickly pear.
Although we experienced some fierce 50+ mph wind gusts and some heavy rains, our happy times were never threatened. Our tag along companions, Weber, Tin Cup and Iconoclast, made sure we never missed a bluesy beat...
Friendships bring something new to our lives, inspiring us to see our world from another perspective, provide wisdom to embrace, a shoulder to lean on or a new cheerleader team to root us on. These friendships offer something totally unique and are irreplaceable for they have contributed to who we are. These are but a short list of reasons of why we choose to spend whatever time we can cultivating these relationships and showing up for these memorable rendezvous...
"The people who are meant to be in your life will always gravitate back towards you, no matter how far they wander."
unknown author

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