September 27, 2013 · 2:00 PM
In honor of National Public Lands Day, we're heading into Apache Creek Wilderness for some Tamarix removal! Please note that we will be meeting Friday afternoon at 2pm to begin our hike in to Apache Creek.
Remote, and relatively rugged, Apache Creek Wilderness offers rolling hills of juniper and pinion pine interspersed with outcroppings of granite boulders and ponderosa pine. Time, wind, and water have smoothed the rock, providing excellent habitat for mountain lions and numerous bird species. Three natural springs feed several important riparian ecosystems, including Apache Creek itself. Apache Creek Wilderness is 5,666 acres, with elevations ranging from 5,280 feet to 6,970 feet.
We will continue efforts to eradicate the invasive Tamarisk plant. Additional details...