Chiricahua Mountains, Portal AZ From the Dragoon Mountains, I traveled around the north end of the Chiricahua Mountains to the community of Portal, AZ on the east side. This is the location of Cave Creek/South Fork Canyon, which is one of the premier birding areas in the country during spring migration. April and May are the peak months.
October 19 to October 31 On Friday, October 19, I leave Elephant Butte Lake State Park in New Mexico headed for Sierra Vista, AZ. It is about a 300 mile drive so I plan to take two days.