The group moved on after photographing the animals stopping next at the turn off after the second gate to debate the merits of heading off trail to see Bill Willy's cave but several had the summit in mind so the group continued up the trail. At the halfway point overlook under the pine 4 hikers decided to head back while 3 continued on to the summit. The summit group made the top of Silver Peak while the rest wandered down the hill. Chiricahua Sky Island Rodeo and myself encountered the horses and mules again but this time they followed us down the trail again looking for food and affection. A nice ending for another hike in the Chiricahua Mountains. The Silver Peak trail map may be found at this link or in the sidebar.
|Susan many places at once petting every horse and mule.|
|Coming down the trail accompanied by 4 footed friends.|
|Contemplation at the halfway overlook.|