The month of April we featured The Friends of the Huachuca Mountains, who open the Carr House seasonally for your education and enjoyment. Watch the Video. Carr House opened April 27th, 2013 and will remain open until October, 2013. See the event calendar for their Sunday Afternoon Programs.
The Santa Cruz River is about 184 miles long. It begins in the high grasslands of the San Rafael Valley east of Patagonia, AZ. At first, it runs south into Sonora Mexico for several miles before it changes its mind and
An amateur photographer, Francie Hills is a retired teacher from New Hampshire who currently lives in Sierra Vista. We first saw Francie’s photographs at the San Pedro House, the visitor center operated by Friends of the San Pedro River. This 57,000 acre preserve protects one of the last remaining year-round free-flowing rivers in Arizona. People have lived in this area for at least 11,000 years. Here you will find pleasant hiking trails, dozens of bird species, a ghost town, and an archeological site. … Continue reading
For all you Ghost Town fanatics. On Sunday, January 27, 2013, the Friends of San Pedro River conducted a Members-only guided hike to Charleston Ruins. Charleston was a town on the west bank of the San Pedro River, directly across from Millville, which processed ore from Tombstone. When the mines in Tombstone were flooded with water, the towns met their demise. Docent Richard Bauer and local author John D. Rose guide the hikes. Mr. Bauer is an expert on local history, while Mr. Rose has recently published two books (available at San Pedro House and Fairbank Schoolhouse) on the history of the San Pedro River Valley and is an authority on Tombstone, Charleston, and other early settlements along the river. Charleston was perhaps the wildest of the local ghost towns. This easy hike is just over four miles, takes around three hours, and entails one river crossing. Non-members can join … Continue reading
Fairbank is a Southern Arizona ghost town, and one of the best preserved, thanks to numerous conservation efforts. It’s located in the San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area about 10 miles west of Tombstone. Here conservation efforts have saved the San Pedro River, a haven for dozens of species of critters and birds.
This video is an excellent portrayal of the elusive Coati and their habitat. Great footage with an environmental pitch at the end. You can try your hand at spotting one in the wild at the San Pedro Riparian area or visit them at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
Brought to you by the Friends of the San Pedro River.
This video describes the importance of San Pedro River and Riparian area and makes a case and plea for conservation. For more information about this important project visit the Friends of the San Pedro River.
Watch this informative video on Reptiles of the Sonoran Desert including detailed information on many of the snakes and lizards in the desert.
Thanks to the Friends of the San Pedro River at: SanPedroRiver.org. The Friends of the San Pedro River work for the conservation, education, and restoration of the San Pedro River.
This and other videos are available to teachers for educational purposes at: Friends of the San Pedro River Educational Series
Just west of the main route through Sierra Vista is Fort Huachuca, headquarters for the U.S. Army’s Strategic Communications Command and the home of two fine military museums housed in three building on the fort. One museum is dedicated to the history of the U.S. Army in the American Southwest.
Ramsey Canyon is EXCEPTIONAL! Tombstone and Bisbee are Essentials. But if you have an extra day, do visit Ramsey Canyon. Hike up the mountain. Spy on the many varieties of birds and other critters. Revel in Nature. Debbie Arbenz recently took over for Liz Sockness managing the book store at the visitors center. Liz provided us with many fine photographs of Baja Arizona in general and Ramsey Canyon in particular. We have a Gallery Section, under the category of “Slideshows”, for great photos of Baja Arizona, including Liz’s. If you go there, say ‘Hi’ to Debbie for us. I wish I could recommend a nearby place of lodging. We will follow up on that one. 27 East Ramsey Canyon Road, Hereford AZ 85615-9613 Visit the website … Continue reading