This morning, Saturday, April 3rd, the sun beat through our window at 7:30 when I got up. Last evening I drove the Jeep up further into the canyon and looked to see if I could find a better parking site, but couldn't find one. Quite a few smaller rigs parked in the trees.
This morning, I wasn't in a hurry, so enjoyed a nice slow breakfast. The road to the top of Chiricahua Mountains is on the other side of the one in front of me to the north.
The first stop was several miles up the road and it was the Faraway Ranch, the first settlement in this area.
I was surprised at how modern the Riggs home was. Large and beautiful, but unfortunately it was locked.
Same cabin as the one above the main house but looking back across the creek bridge.
After leaving the ranch, it was a beautiful five mile drive on a very nice asphalt road to the top. It starts out in the forest and ends up going around hair-pin curves overlooking cliffs towards the summit. There are endless numbers of Hoodoos everywhere.
At the top of the summit.
I could see a small building on the top of Sugarloaf Mountain north of the summit. I had passed a turn-off that went towards the mountain. Maybe, I can drive up there.
Hoodoos, Hoodoos, Hoodoos!
Had a very nice time and it wasn't a long drive from where we are staying, but it is over 40 miles from Interstate 10.