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Cochise Stronghold Trail #279
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2010-03-07
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Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking Mar 07 2010
Preston Sands
Hiking9.20 Miles 2,200 AEG
Hiking9.20 Miles   3 Hrs   5 Mns   2.98 mph
2,200 ft AEG
 
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After Saturday's disapointment at Guthrie Peak, I went to bed (Preston) early at 2 am, and set my alarm for 6 am on Sunday morning. Six am: "Screw this, I'm going back to bed". Got up several hours later, and checked the weather forecast. The Dragoons were predicted to be dry until dark. So I drove through strong winds and dust storms, and started into the Stronghold at 3 pm. To my surprise, the creek was flowing. The sun was shining but plenty of ragged clouds blew quickly overhead, and a stiff breeze blew. Half Moon Tank was overflowing and clear. Got to the divide where the clouds were thick, but no rain yet, so I continued on to the West Stronghold trailhead. Coming back up, snow flurries began to dance on Mount Glenn. The temp dropped to 40. Little waterfalls splashed down West Stronghold Canyon. Reaching Half Moon Tank again, the rain began, but I didn't care. It was great to be in the mountains, and in one of my favorite spots. I got back to the trailhead, wet but satisfied. And I didn't have to resort to putting on hated long pants. Perfect day!
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Come ye sweltering denizens of the plains to the mountains and enjoy life -Colorado Miner, July 25, 1867
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Warning: heat kills!
Avoid 8am to 5pm over 90 degrees. Prehydrate & stay hydrated.
Hikebot recommends using an umbrella to block the sun.
Avoid Heat Illness - do NOT hike when temps exceed 100 degrees, period.
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