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Trail mappers use a variety of terms to describe their work (access required)

Trail Terminology:Trace: general term for any original trail remnant.Depression: shallow dip in the surface, often very faint and difficult to use.Swale: a depression of deeper dimension and with sloping sides.Rut: a deep depression, without a center mound and having steep sides.Erosion feature: a trace of any sort that has been deepened and altered by subsequent ...

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The Blizzard of 1916 (access required)

This is Main Street in Bisbee on January 21, 1916, the day after the biggest snowfall in city history. The storm began on January 19 with heavy winds that tore off roofs in the Warren District. The wind abated, the sky cleared briefly—then it began to rain. The streets soon ran like rivers. The sky cleared again in the afternoon, but by 5 p.m. snow began to fall, increasing throughout the night until by morning all of southern Arizona from Benson to the Mexican border was blanketed.