|Hiking||5.27 Miles|| || |
|2,992 ft AEG|| || || |
After years of talking about it, we finally did it. Nick and I parked near Blacktail Hill and set off into tall grass and agaves for the ridge. A steep climb brought us to the crest of the ridge, where we were greeted with an awesome and unexpected sight: Cochise Stronghold. That scene stayed with us as we tackled the steep and rocky ridge and its mini peaks. The rock band was a bit tricky, and was Mount Glenn's first line of defense against us peak baggers. The next two were a steep slope of jagged rock and a severe beating of a stretch full of thcik brush and thorn tipped yuccas. The last little cliff, though tricky, was a welcome relief from the brush. We emerged victorius on the summit, where we relaxed and enjoyed the view of almost all of southern Arizona.
We found the register on a nearby highpoint, signed in, then braved the Gauntlet of Glenn again on the way down. The hike back seemed longer, but the views were even better. Eventually we made it back to our vehicles, tired and filthy. Cold beverages were enjoyed before going our separate ways. It was a tough hike, but a great one. Adventures like these are always more memorable with a friend. Good times!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMe2tDpgqP0
|"I don't believe I'm where I'm going, not by many a mile." -Tom T. Hall|