1.Mormons Crossing is a little area along Oak Creek in Cornville, Arizona. Along this creek there are several holes deep enough to swim in, some rapids, and even a rope swing. It’s a great spot to cool off, with plenty of trees shading this riparian beauty.
There is a new way for you to discover swimming hole information through Outly! Outly also has camping, hiking and other map information that you can use to plan your next outdoor adventure.
The images below show the Outly web and mobile interfaces. You can add “layers” to customize the map for your adventures. Simply select “Swimming Holes” from the “Water” layer and browse the map. Zoom in and click on a swimming hole icon on the map to see details about that swimming hole. You can even download map areas on the Outly mobile app before you head out to access the information from layers and see your GPS location on the map when you’re out of cell/Wi-Fi service. Best of all, it’s all free!
2.At Page Springs Cellars, you’ll find varietals associated with the Southern Rhône region of France: Syrah, Petite Syrah, Grenache, Viognier, and Rousanne, to name a few.
We keep an open mind about winemaking. While a good deal of what we do is considered traditional (selective picking and sorting; small, open-top fermentations; punch-downs by hand), there are times when the judicious use of technology can improve a wine. We generally do not fine or filter, but there are occasions when a rough filtration brightens fruit or removes rough, gritty characters.
In short, we always make the best wine we can. The market doesn’t drive our winemaking. Quality
3.Here are some of the endangered, threatened, candidate, and delisted species found in the Verde River basin:
Arizona cliffrose (Purshia subintegra): Endangered – Occurs across central Arizona including near Cottonwood in the Verde Valley and at Horseshoe Lake.
Southwest willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus): Endangered – Occurs in cottonwood/willow and tamarisk vegetation communities along rivers and streams. Riparian-obligate bird that occupies migratory/breeding habitat from late April-Sept. Revised critical habitat was finalized on August 15, 2011) and includes river segments of the Verde.
Yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus): Threatened – Occurs in large blocks of riparian woodlands (cottonwood, willow or tamarisk galleries). A neotropical migrant that winters primarily in South America and breeds primarily in the US. Concerns for cuckoos are primarily focused upon alterations to its nesting and foraging habitat. Nesting cuckoos are associated with relatively dense, wooded, streamside riparian habitat, with primarily varying combinations of Fremont cottonwood, willow, velvet ash, Arizona walnut, mesquite, and tamarisk.
Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus): Delisted – Occurs in large trees or cliffs near water (reservoirs, rivers, and streams) with abundant prey. Nationwide and throughout the State of Arizona, the bald eagle is currently not listed under the Endangered Species Act. On September 30, 2010, the US District Court dissolved an injunction that led to the bald eagle in the Sonoran Desert Area of central Arizona being placed on the Endangered Species list in 2008. This determination is presently (January 2011) under judicial consideration. Bald eagles are protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (Eagle Act) and other Federal and state statutes.
American peregrine falcon (Falco pereginus anatum): Delisted – Occurs in areas with rocky, steep cliffs, primarily near water, where prey (primarily shorebirds, songbirds, and waterfowl) concentrations are high. Nests are found on ledges of cliffs, and sometimes on structures such as office towers and bridge abutments. Species recovered with over 1,650 breeding birds in the US and Canada.