Labor Day weekend while everyone else was headed North we set the Subaru South. After 4 hours of driving we ended up in the Chiricahua Mountain Range down in the South Eastern corner of the state. We were hoping for a campsite off Turkey Creek road. We were wrong, the place was packed so we turned the car around and made our way to a dispersed campsite a few miles West of Turkey Creek.
After the evening passed we headed out further West to Rucker Canyon where we found plenty of available space in some paid campsites. We hit the trail at 9AM with our sights on a 15 mile loop, on questionable trail conditions. Starting from the Fort Rucker Camp we headed up Rucker Canyon Trail to Price Canyon Trail. From there we intended on taking Crest Trail 270C, Crest Trail 270D, Crest Trail 270B and Raspberry Ridge Trail back to camp. The keyword in that statement, was 'intended'.
When we reached to top we joined Price Canyon Trail. Within a mile the trail disappeared. We had multiple maps of the area but no GPS tracks to follow, so trail finding was time consuming. We passed this sign along the trail but couldn't read it. After reviewing our GPS track and the offical route, we are certain this sign marked a junction where we descended into the next canyon. At the time we continued on bushwhacking.