Sunday, March 25, 2018

Next hike: November 9, 2018. TBA

Casa Grande Mountain - Arica Trailhead - Last Hike and Picnic - Certificates March 23, 2018

Three groups of hikers had their last hike for the year at Casa Grande Mountain. Along the way hikers payed tribute to Harm Thomas who hiked with this group and helped develop the trails at Casa Grande Mountain. This monument was built at "Harm's Way" on the trail and placed by Mike Colton and Peter Hughes.

Short Hiking Group 

Long Hiking Group 

Picnic and Certificates

Certificates for number of miles hiked in the 2017-2018 Season. 50, 75 and 100 miles. Highest miles was Mike Colton at over 160 miles. 

The picnic was very tasty with fried chicken, potato salad, beans, cookies and rum cake. Beverages were supplied. A great time. Thanks to Connie and Skip for organizing this event. 

Driving Directions:  Drive south on I-10. Take exit 200, Sunland Gin Rd. and turn right. In ½ block turn right on W. Arica Rd. Travel west on Arica Rd. to the end of the road in the gravel parking lot.

The Natural Bridge - Chiricahua National Monument - March 18th, 2018

This area has been aflicted by a forest fire several years ago. There are charred remains of trees along the trail. The trail becomes steep then winds down into a forested area with pine trees. The natural bridge can be viewed across a canyon. A beautiful hike. 

All Trails - Natural Bridge Trail

The Long Hikers hiked the same trail as the rest of the group. They left a little earlier in the morning. 

The middle hikers and short hikers hiked close together on this trail. 

The Long Hikers 

Middle and Short Hikers