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Elephant Trees! in ironwood forest national monument

hi all,

I am leading this hike for the "friends of ironwood forest national monument".

If you are interested in going, you MUST contact Lahsha (see next sentence...):

"All hikes have a 20-person limit and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
RSVP required in advance to [masked] or[masked]-2092."

We will carpool from the marana airport. It is not too far of a drive from there.

We will hike approx 6 miles RT in IFNM to find some elephant trees. Most of the hike is flat but there might be 500 feet of elevation change to see all the trees.They are extremely cool sonoran desert trees a bit too cold sensitive to be found closer to Tucson.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bursera_microphylla

They will have been damaged somewhat by the recent freeze but hopefully they are coming back to life. They can be extremely sweet smelling. The first time I saw them there, we smelled them before we saw them!

If you sign up, you are absolutely expected to show up....

As you can see, people are not signing up here. If you are coming, you are welcome to leave a comment here.

If you have any questions, you can also call me at 906 2436.

cheers,

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all, Just wanted to wish you a great trip out to the Waterman Mountains to see the Elephant trees tomorrow! Two other hikes still have some room and people can sign up at [masked] until 7 pm tonight. More at ironwoodforest.org

    March 15, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Karen,
    It was set up this way because:
    "RSVP required in advance to [masked] (Lahsha Brown) or[masked]"
    to see if there are any spots open.

    The "1 attending" is Drew, the Organizer.

    Once I got my RSVP confirmed by Lahsha Brown I added myself to the waiting list so Drew would no I was going.
    I think this confused things for others.

    March 12, 2013

  • Karen

    Hi -- This is wierd -- it says "1 attending" "no spots left". If the trip accomodates 20 and only 1 is attending how can it be full? Computer glitch here? Karen

    March 12, 2013

  • Georgeann W.

    I really want to do this but I think I had better wait until I have a few more hikes under my belt. Next time?
    Georgie

    March 10, 2013

  • scandee

    So sorry I am in New Jersey until July and then I will join every hike .you guys are amazing .So envious of those beautiful hikes !!

    March 9, 2013

  • Drew

    off-trail but this is pretty flat terrain until the near the trees.

    March 8, 2013

  • Drew

    There are 3 other shorter hikes there that day as well. Clearly I am only leading the elephant tree hike. Here is info about the other 3. Contact Lahsha if you want to go.

    Hiking the Ironwood Forest – Darrell Tersey
    Two and a half mile easy hike amongst the Ironwood Trees and at the base of Ragged Top

    Ragged Top Loop – Lahsha Brown
    Explore washes and a cave along a 2 ½ mile cross-country, moderate hike on the Northeast side of Ragged Top.


    Cocoraque Butte – Gordon Hanson
    One mile easy hike to the Cocoraque Butte Historic Area

    March 8, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Is this on or off trail?

    March 8, 2013

  • Mike B.

    "As you can see, people are not signing up here. If you are coming, you are welcome to leave a comment here."

    I thought we should join the waiting list so you would know who and how many are going.

    March 8, 2013

  • Alice B.

    I'm signed up. Thanks for the heads up...looks interesting.

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I get a ride from 1st Ave and River?

    March 6, 2013

    • Alice B.

      Annie - I could give you a ride. I live at Ft Lowell & Columbus, so it would be easy

      March 7, 2013

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  • Drew
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

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