Scheelite Canyon (Sierra Vista)

Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Leaders: 
Bud Tasch - arizbunzer@msn.com, 303-868-0216
Rating: 
A- LENGTH: 8 mi ELEV GAIN: 2800 ft PACE: Medium

This hike begins at Ft. Huachuca, former home of the Buffalo Soldiers.  Scheelite Canyon is identified by author Christine Maxa as one of her favorite fall hikes and is home to the rare endangered Mexican Spotted Owl.  The big tooth maples should still be in color. 

I will lead hikers to the secret location where I have photographed the owl on two previous visits.  A photo ID is required for entry to Ft. Huachuca.  The trail climbs through a mixed deciduous/coniferous forest to the ridgeline and gets steep near the top.  Overnight lodging is recommended in Sierra Vista. 

Please contact leader for meeting time and location.