March 26, 2010
Sky Island: The Chiricahua Mountains rise abruptly from the high, cold desert seas that surround them, creating a biological “sky island.” The year-round rainfall feeds streams that nurture one of the greatest diversity of birds, insects and other creatures in North America.
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Cruel and generous, Chiricahua Mountains have seen a rich and violent history — human and otherwise
If the Chiricahua Mountains took human form, they’d be a creative, enigmatic, tobacco-spitting, bare-knuckled, hard-living holy man — brimming with explosive life, bitter insight, raucous laughter, deep silence, fresh joy and old sorrows.