On March 24, 11 members in 4 jeeps made the run to Sheep Bridge. It was a new run to three of the four drivers . We gathered at the General Store at Pima and Pinnacle Peak and headed for Seven Springs.
We had the coffee break at the parking area north of the old Seven Springs park. Water was running in Cave Creek.
Here is the new bridge across the Verde River (built in 1989). The original sheep bridge at the site was completed in 1944 by sheep owners for use in the old sheep drives to high country for summer grazing and return to the Valley in the fall.
The first bridge was demolished in 1988 after the annual drives were replaced by trucking the sheep. The Forest Service replicated the bridge for hikers to use in accessing wilderness areas.
Matt Peak is on the right with his guest. His name is in my notes presently at home, 2000 miles away from my present location in Florida!
I took pictures of Mike and Bill Carter at Sheep Bridge, but my camera was malfunctioning. Sorry, guys!
Our guests, Lindsey and Rosa Ashby from Colorado, with Jo.
New members Steve and Denise Carlson with grandson.