Winter Views of the Eastern Chiricahuas

I visited the Chiricahua Mountains in early March, and spring had definitely not yet arrived there. The weather was poor, with icy winds and snow. I did see some sunshine, but even when it was partly cloudy, sunlit snow was still falling from the tattered storm clouds. Despite the wintry weather and lack of spring, it was still very scenic, especially where I stayed in the eastern Chiricahuas in Cave Creek Canyon.

Eastern Chiricahua Mountains in early March
The road into Cave Creek canyon

Eastern Chiricahua Mountains in early March
Dusting of snow on the eastern Chiricahua foothills

Eastern Chiricahua Mountains in early March
Rocky cliffs and huge trees in Cave Creek Canyon

Eastern Chiricahua Mountains in early March
Rocky arch on the eastern Chiricahuas

Eastern Chiricahua Mountains in early March
Rock pillars below the arch

Eastern Chiricahua Mountains in early March
Huge, white-barked Arizona Sycamores (Platanus wrightii)

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