The historic Mogollon Rim Road | 25 miles PERMANENTLY CLOSED

532 mile proposed trail closure threatens Rim Road

Yup, you read that right. A large portion of the Mogollon Rim Road ( Forest Road 300 ) is under threat of closure upon completing the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest Travel Management Plan. A section that spans approximately 25 miles from US 60 to SR 260 may become inaccessible. It's a beautiful backcountry drive along the northern border of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.

120,000 acres of pristine wilderness burnt | Woodbury fire

A look at the destruction of the Woodbury fire


I took a drive to the Reavis Ranch trailhead yesterday. The destruction from the Woodbury fire is immense. It looks like a completely different place.

Although wildfires are a naturally occurring thing, we should do our best to mitigate human-caused fires. Because those who need to hear a lecture, will not listen. We will not even go there. We will be ready next year with an all-new approach to wildfire education.

ATTENTION 532 mile proposed trail closure | Apache Sitgreaves National Forest


Public commenting open for Apache Sitgreaves National Forest Travel Management Plan


The Apache Sitgreaves National Forest is asking the public to submit comments concerning a travel management plan in northern Arizona. These changes will affect access to our public lands. It's important that the public gets involved. 

In this article, you can find links to review documents, view maps of the affected areas, and submit comments online.

Gold Tooth Pranty | The Arizona pioneer who was lost in history

The story of a lonely Arizona pioneer named Gold Tooth Pranty


Fred Pranty was a rancher, prospector, hunter, and Arizona pioneer whose story was lost throughout history. He lived a solitary life in the Sierra Ancha mountains and was known as the greatest mountain lion slayer in the territory. He was said to have graced everyone's dinner table and was a cheerful, joyful man who never bothered anybody. He was described as a medium built, fair complexion, finely educated man, and nobody could understand why he was out prospecting.

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