Monday, February 21, 2011

The Dragoons.

Location, Benson, AZ

The wind finally died away after dark last night. The temperature may have gotten down near freezing but no water lines froze.

Mike emailed me this morning and said to pack a lunch for the day so around 10 AM we headed out. We drove east to the Dragoon Mountains and found the old Dragoon Springs Butterfield Stage stop.

We then drove through Pearce to Cochise Stronghold where we had lunch and walked the nature trail.

After lunch we drove Middlemarch Road over the top of the Dragoon Mountains which offered a spectacular view to the East.

We drove north along the West side of the Dragoons to Council Rocks. After a short uphill hike we found pictographs and grinding holes.
Grinding rocks that looks very alien.

Our trip home was back on the same road, retracing our steps to Middlemarch Road and then to Hwy 80 north of Tombstone. This eventually brought us back through St David to Benson.