Cochise County Highpoint Trip Report
Chiricahua Peak (9,759 ft)
Date: May 23, 2005
Author: Bob Bolton
The first adventure getting to the Chiricahuas was trying to follow the
directions created by Streets & Trips from I-10 near the NM border to Rustler Park.
By keeping the GPS targeted on Chiricahua Peak, we made nary a
navigational error in the dark. For quite some time it seemed likely that we
would get hopelessly lost.
We slept fitfully with the nearby intermittent singing of a Whip-poor-will all
night long. The hike was uneventful after we decided not to push the 2-ply
sidewall tires up the road to Long Park and instead returned to hike from
I had hoped to encounter at least a Red-faced Warbler, but it was not to be.