Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Cochise Stronghold

There's lots of history in this area, especially if you were raised on cowboys and Indian shows on TV.

We decided to spend our last day in Willcox by going out to see the stronghold where Cochise is buried.

The road started out pretty good and soon became much bumpier.  Then it went to gravel.

It continued to get narrower and winding as we got closer to our destination.

I wasn't sure about crossing the water filled spots, but they weren't moving that fast and we could see a good rock base on the bottom.

There was a sweet little nature trail that we took a hike on to see the rocks and scenery.

We crossed this little stream.

You can see how clear the water was in this shot.

There were lots of benches to just sit and take in the smells and sounds all around us.

We met this group of young ladies out backpacking on the trail.  Some of the packs have to weigh more than the girls!

It proved to be a very nice outing for the day.

Long Live the Queen


  1. beautiful, rugged area, and a gorgeous blue sky day!

  2. That would be an amazing outing! I love places like that. You can really soak up nature and the peace that goes with it. Looks like Left Brain did just that. Good for him! And it looks like you enjoyed it, too. Hug.

  3. Simply beautiful. If I were a little younger I would just love hiking through this area. (My legs walked better then.) The views are stunning. The water in the little stream looks clear enough to drink. I imagine there are lots of different birds there too. Thank you so much for taking us along. You have a super evening, hugs, Edna B.