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Jan 12, 2016 - Chiricahua National Monument

Chiricahua (pronounced cheer-ee-KAH-wah) was named by the Apache who lived in the area. They called the pinnacles here "standing up rocks." About 27 million years ago violent volcanic eruptions blanketed the area with minerals and ash. Since then, depending on the quality of the minerals, some places have eroded away and some still stand high. Those who are poetically inclined call the remaining mounds, islands in the sky. If these formations were standing in water rather than in the desert, they would indeed look like islands. They were...

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Mar 18, 2008 - Chiricahua National Monument

Today we went on a 3.4 mile hike through an area that they call Chiricahua National Monument "the land of standing rocks" What an amazing hike. You would think that these rocks could fall anytime. Wendall called them "Poison Rocks" - (one drop and your dead). The weather today was much better so we had a good hike and picnic lunch. We were all bushed after this. The elevation at the parking lot was over 6800 ft. Great day.

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Oct 29, 2006 - Tombstone, AZ. and Cochise Stronghold

So far here in Seirra Vista we have ventured out around Sierra Vista area, and have stopped in Tombstone one day and went to Cochise Stronghold another. Tombstone was pretty much of a let down, with the changes since we last visited it many years ago. At one time there were daily gun fights on the streets, arrests by the Sheriff and his deputies, and loads of outside free entertainment. I always felt the free entertainment made people more willing to spend money in the shops and stores, as well as visit attractions. Our short time there,...

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