By Eleanor Morris
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Don't head out into the wilds on your own without some preparation. Figure out where you want to go, then consult the Forest Service, BLM, or Park Service for up-to-date topographical maps and information. Discuss with them the difficulty of various trails and technical climbing skills or specialized equipment that maybe required. Some adventures in this area can be accomplished easily alone, while others require special gear, permits, and expertise. If you're short on equipment or doubt your skills, seek help from professionals before attempting a demanding adventure.
Arizona was created as a separate Union territory in 1863. The capital moved back and forth between Tucson and Phoenix for awhile, finally settling in Phoenix in 1889. Agricultural settlements such as Gila Bend, Florence, and Phoenix were founded. In 1879 silver was discovered in the area that became Tombstone. Meanwhile, the names of Apache chiefs Cochise and Geronimo were becoming famous as the Indians kept on resisting the takeover of their land. Fort Bowie is the site of Cochise's surrender.
This is serious country, often short on absolution. If you question going it alone in Arizona then you probably should not. Even if you know what you're doing there's no substitute for direct contact with people whose business is understanding the areas and activities you're pursuing. Numerous local contacts are provided in this book. The USDA Forest Service suggests that all users of the backcountry remember the following: Page 11 __ Take no chances. Assistance can take hours or days. __ Be aware of conditions.
Adventure Guide to Arizona (Hunter Travel Guides) by Eleanor Morris