COCONINO NATIONAL FOREST
1,835,913 acres. Located in north-central Arizona, Coconino National Forest encompasses a huge area of diverse
scenery, which includes the sometimes snow-covered San Francisco Peaks and the high desert of the Colorado Plateau.
Arizona’s highest mountain, 12,633-foot Humphrey’s Peak, is herealong with sandstone buttes, rocky cliffs, and colored canyons. Most notable of the canyons are 21-mile-long Sycamore Canyon, plus 16-mile-long and 2,500-foot-deep Oak Creek Canyon. There are a number of lakes and streams, with some desert grasslands, pinyon-juniper woodlands, and forests of conifers. Wildlife includes elk, mule deer, black bear, mountain lion, and coyote.
This National Forest has nine designated wilderness areas: the 44,000-acre Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness, 23,000 acres of the 56,000-acre Sycamore Canyon Wilderness, the 18,200-acre Kachina Peaks Wilderness, the 18,150-acre Munds Mountain Wilderness, the 13,600-acre West Clear Creek Wilderness, the 11,550-acre Fossil Springs Wilderness, the 10,000-acre Strawberry Crater Wilderness, the 6,700-acre Wet Beaver Creek Wilderness, and part of the 6,510-acre Kendrick Mountain Wilderness.
Activities: Hiking and backpacking are possible on over 300 miles of trails, including a 53-mile segment of the 133-mile General Crook State Historic Trail. Difficulty varies from easy to strenuous.
Horseback riding is available on many trails, as is mountain biking outside of wilderness areas. Cross-country skiing is possible here in the winter. Fishing is feasible along many streams and lakes, and hunting is permitted in season.
Camping Regulations: Camping is allowed throughout the National Forest, except near public use areas or where otherwise prohibited. No permits are necessary. Campfires are generally allowed, but they’re sometimes banned when conditions are dry.
Campsites in wilderness areas must be away from trails and meadows, and at least one-quarter mile from lakes and other water sources. Summers can be very hot, so fall and spring are the preferred seasons to camp here.
For Further Information: Coconino National Forest, 2323 East Greenlaw Lane, Flagstaff, AZ 86004; (602)527-7400.
1702 In an action related to the larger conflict of Queen Dallas Metro Map Anne’s War, Carolinians and Native Country allies under James Moore capture and burn the Spanish Dallas Metro Map city of St. Augustine, although they are unable to take the stone fortress of San Marcos. 17031706 Moore leads a new expedition to the panhandle of Florida, where a combined force of English and Native Countrys destroy Spain’s most populous and prosperous mission province, Apalachee. Moore’s party succeeds in carrying off hundreds of slaves. The attacks impress Native Countrys, who join the English in increasing numbers and shun the Spanish, who are not able to offer military protection or trade goods at the same level as the English. In an era of increasing competition between Anglican and Dissenter factions in colonial government, in 1704, the Anglicans push through legislative acts (without Dissenter delegations present) that exclude Dissenters from serving in the Commons House of Assembly and establish the Church of England. The Dissenters send emissaries to London to plead their case with the proprietors. In 1706, both acts are repealed, and a new act for the establishment of the Anglican Church is passed. The Church of England will remain the official religious organization of South Carolina from 1706 to 1778.
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