It’s been a cool, damp start to winter, and the holidays will be here before we know it. That means it’s nearly time for Carr House to close for the season. We do have two more programs coming up, including Rosemary Snapp’s talk on the History of Carr House (October 20, 10 a.m.) and Mike Foster’s ever-popular Day of the Dead program (October 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) so mark your calendars and plan to head up the canyon for one or both of those programs.
Carr House will be open as usual on Veterans’ Day, Sunday, November 11, as well as Friday through Sunday on Thanksgiving weekend, November 23 through 25. Carr House will be closed for the season after Thanksgiving weekend, so come and visit soon!
Many thanks to our site hosts, Mary Postel and Larry Bonds, for taking care of Carr House over the summer. Karen and John Poole will be returning as site hosts for the winter, and as usual, we and the Forest Service have a list of projects for them, so they’ll be busy.
We’re happy to report that the installation of a rainwater harvesting system has paid off – enough rain water was captured this year that we could use it for the bathrooms all season. Since the system was installed over 4,800 gallons of water have been saved!
ELECTION FOR 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
It’s time to elect Board members again. Please click here to be directed to an on-line ballot and submit your vote. Board President Judy Phillips, Vice President Lou Kuttner, and Director Jane Chambers have all agreed to carry on in their current positions, so their names are on the ballot. There’s also room for you to nominate a write-in candidate if you wish.
WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE!
Have you checked it out yet? You’ll find lots of information there, as well as photos, videos, and biographies of some of the many people who have lived in Carr Canyon over the years. Drop in for a virtual visit at https://www.huachucamountains.org/.
THE SOCIAL MEDIA SIDE OF FRIENDS OF THE HUACHUCA MOUNTAINS
Be sure to “like” us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/friendsofthehuachucamountains/, where you can browse through our photo gallery, check out the calendar for programs starting in the spring, and read biographies of some of the many people who’ve lived in Carr Canyon over the years.
Do you use Instagram? If so, be sure to “tag” Friends of the Huachuca Mountains or Huachuca Mountains when you share your photos of your adventures in the canyon. Instagram can be a great way to spread the word about our beautiful canyon.
INFORMATION ON EVENTS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITES IN THE CORONADO NATIONAL FOREST
If you’re looking for a place to use your talents as a volunteer, be sure to check out https://www.coronadooutdoors.org/, a collaborative effort between the Coronado National Forest and Sky Islands Alliance. You’ll also find a calendar of events for things to do on the weekends once Carr House closes for the winter!
We’ll see you in the spring!!
Friends of the Huachuca Mountains