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...