2016 Chiricahua NM
The Chiricahua Mountains, part of the traditional homeland of the Chiricahua Band of the Apache Nation, including Cochise and Geronimo, are filled with ponderosa pine at higher elevations that give way to the desert flora of yucca and an abundance of cacti in the desert below. The diversity extends to animals as well as the white-tailed deer, black bear and mountain lions that we are familiar with in more northern zones, roam alongside coatimundi, peccary and even the occasional jaguar. Almost 200 species of birds have been spotted throughout the monument as well as lots of fascinating reptiles.
Our service project was assisting the National Park Service with maintaining more the more than 19 miles of trail within the monument.
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