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The Whetstone Mountains are in southeastern Arizona along the boundary between Cochise and Pima Counties, about 42 mi (70 km) southeast of Tucson (Fig. 1), Benson, 15 mi (25 km) to the northeast, and Sierra Vista, about the same distance to the south, are the nearest towns. Most of the Whetstone Mountains, including the Dry Canyon area, are in Coronado National Forest. Dry Canyon, on the lower southeast flank of the mountains, is in the Benson15-minute Quadrangle and the Apache Peak and McGrew Spring 7½-minute Quadrangles. Along the canyon, and particularly on the ridge on its south side, a...

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