Saturday, April 4, 2009

Cochise Stronghold

The Dragoon Mountains in South East Az were a hideout for Cochise and his Apache tribe.  The eroded volcanic ash rocks create a complex maze of canyons and hidden valleys.
The valleys are covered with a complex of oaks and other vegetation.  We camped for three nights and enjoyed every minute.

Agave's can really grow large in the right conditions.
We took an afternoon hike on a less traveled trail and discovered caves with pictographs on the ceilings. They were small overhangs with black smoke still on the ceilings in the backs of the caves.  A very magical experience to see these paintings on the rocks.

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