Friday, March 26, 2021
Friday, March 19, 2021
I wouldn't take a dog on a leash on the Echo Canyon Loop that my neighbor and I hiked two years ago. Even the trail going up from the Visitor Center was no fun when another friend and I tried it with Sarah. But from Faraway Ranch to the Visitor Center an easy trail beckoned, and the other day I tried half of it, beginning at the Visitor Center and walking halfway to Faraway Ranch. Had I not left my phone at home, I could have walked the whole distance and called David to pick me up at the other end, but when I left him at the parking lot I didn't know how long the trail was or how much of it I wanted to explore that day.
It was so lovely! Chiricahua Monument was busier than we expected on a weekday (spring break?), but the trail was wilderness-quiet and empty. I saw the deer before I had time to get my camera in position -- and then didn't want to alarm them. Just stood and watched. They stood and watched back. Magical moments with time standing still.
There were, however, signs of not-so-peaceful times: forest fire struck here not all that long ago.
Most trees, though, were flourishing, and many were gigantic, especially along the bed of the creek, dry at present.
Monday, March 15, 2021
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
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