STANDING ATOP THE CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS LOOKING OUT OVER THE SULPHUR SPRINGS VALLEY TO THE DRAGOON MOUNTAINS...THE COCHISE STRONGHOLD IS THAT POINTED ROCK IN THE CENTER OF THE BOTTOM RIGHT PHOTO
Aside from Kelly & I slipping down to see my Uncle Harry in Mitchell this morning it has been a quiet day.
RUGGED TERRAIN HERE IN THE CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS
In a Facebook update from Rosanna on the Chiricahua fire. She says, “ I've had lots of emails asking about our Chiricahua fire: as of today it is 90% contained!! :)))))) It has eaten up 223,214 acres --all of the Chiricahua Wilderness including the Monument; some ranch lands, some private lands, some BLM lands and costing taxpayers over $46 million so far :((((((( . What an experience this has been!! Now we shall watch and help and love it back to health.”
I AM SURE HOPING WHAT YOU SEE IN THE ABOVE PHOTOS OF THE CHIRICAHUA NATIONAL MONUMENT IS NOT ALL BURNED TO THE GROUND NOW
I sent a message back to Rosanna asking about the Faraway Ranch & Visitor's Center. Also asked if she had heard anything about the buildings at old Fort Rucker. Rosanna messaged back saying, "ALL of those buildings made it -- the wonderful firefighters wrapped the buildings in special "stuff" to keep them from burning!!! AMAZING and wonderful!!! 3 cabins lost in Turkey Creek; 3 lost in Whitetail Cyn. 3 at Rustler Park; 14 outbuildings in those same areas lost. Really incredible considering the "hugeness" of this fire!"
THE FARAWAY RANCH IS LOCATED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CHIRICAHUA NATIONAL MONUMENT...SO GLAD TO HEAR THESE BUILDINGS WERE SPARED FROM THE FIRE
The Chiricahua fire is different from the one in the Huachuca Mountains to the west called the Monument fire. Firefighters have now established a fire line to try & stop the fire from entering into an area known far & wide for it’s wonderful summer bird population. Ramsey Canyon is now in peril!! Just heard on the 6 o'clock news a few minutes ago the Monument fire is now about 60% contained.
HIKING IN RAMSEY CANYON THIS PAST JANUARY
My old writing spirit is just not motivating me again tonight as I trudge myself through yet another............Blogger's valley:((
I BELIEVE THIS BIRD TO BE A MEXICAN JAY
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