Apache Creek Wilderness Backpack

  • 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...

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  • Kathy Ann W.

    Great photos John! Thanks for sharing.

    October 4, 2013

  • Nicole M.

    Had a great time this weekend. Meet some good people, and hope to head out with you all again.

    October 4, 2013

  • John W.

    This was a very productive work weekend with a small but hard working group. We even had Back Country Horsemen/women pack support, that is always welcome and much appreciated! We had great weather (froze 1st night tho!), made some new friends and connected with some old ones! Meals provided by Sam / AWC is always good and certainly appreciated. Here's link to some event pics; http://bit.ly/177bEdw
    Happy trails!

    2 · October 4, 2013

  • Kathy Ann W.

    We had a great time and accomplished a lot by eradicating a great deal of Tamarisk along the creek. A bit chilly the first night camping but days were beautiful. A real luxury to have horses pack in all of our gear. Forest Service rangers Evan and Jason were very appreciative of our efforts. Thanks to Sam Frank for leading and cooking.

    October 2, 2013

  • John W.

    I will be driving to this event from Phx area (I live in Sun City West) and plan to leave 10:00 - 10:30. Its about 3.5hrs from here to Apache Cr (140mi one way). Jeanie will not be going so I have room for up to 3 in an extended cab Chevy 1500 PU 4x4. Email me at [masked] and send cell # if interested in car pooling and we'll figure out connections.

    September 25, 2013

  • Kathy Ann W.

    Is it OK to wear shorts and short sleeves for the hike in? I know we have to wear long pants and sleeves for the work project.
    Also, now that I will be going alone, is anybody from the Phoenix area interested in carpooling?

    September 25, 2013

  • Kathy L.

    Really want to go on this event but will be out if the country. Let us know if you want to hike another time.

    August 30, 2013

  • Kathy L.

    As AWC Stewards of ACW we want everone to know this is a great time of the year to hike this friendly wilderness. The weather should be perfect. Kathy & Larry

    August 30, 2013

  • Kathy L.

    As AWC Stewards of ACW we want everone to know this is a great time of the year to hike this friendly wilderness. The weather should be perfect. Kathy & Larry

    1 · June 10, 2013

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