Sunday, August 18, 2002
Through the Cool Forests of Arizona
Team South continues along the rim of the Colorado Plateau today. They will be gaining about 1000 feet in elevation as they go north, ending up at about 7400 feet above sea level. The team will be hitting the road hard, covering 95 miles by car and 5 miles on foot.
Although most people think of saguaros and howling coyotes when they think of Arizona, this is a land of tall ponderosa pines, cool forests, and wildlife that might be expected farther north, like Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer and black bears. Tonight the team will camp on Woods Canyon Lake, a large reservoir jumping with rainbow and lake trout.