The land itself was the Apache warrior’s greatest ally. He knew where the life-giving springs were and could find the many caves that might hide him. Often bleak, arid, and cut by innumerable ravines, canyons, and mountain outcroppings, this land offered sanctuary to the Apache. In the land he knew best, he could hide or wait in ambush for his enemies.
Hutton, Paul Andrew. The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History