Friday, April 10, 2009

Chiricahua Mountains

East of the Dragoon Mountains are the Chiricahua Mountains which includes the Chiricahua National Monument.  These are volcanic mountains including the remnants of a volcanic rim and the ash that it blew out. (This happened millions of years ago and erosion has exposed the solidified ash flows into columnar pillars) Rising up out of the desert to around 9000 ft. there is water that flows in the creeks.  We found this abandoned orchard in bloom up Turkey Creek. Turkeys have been reintroduced here and they were gobbling just on the other side of these trees.

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