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Southwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking Feb 18 2009
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Hiking10.00 Miles 2,085 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   7 Hrs      1.43 mph
2,085 ft AEG
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Big Horn Mtns. Ridgeline (02/13/2009)

I did this hike as a last minute trip after stumbling onto the area just one-week prior while researching something else. I have really wanted to do a hike in the west central part of the state for some time now. I wanted to do something different and that is just what this hike was. The desert was like nothing I have ever seen. The rugged volcanic mountains were stunning. Around every corner were amazing rock formations, small caves, and large overhanging rock outcroppings. Although technical and demanding at times, this was a very cool hike. Even the return route heading down through the lower valley was rewarding. What really made this trip was the spring like ground cover and green grass. Without all of the greenery, this area would be very stark. Doing this trip in February, March, or April is really a must for this reason. Having our deserts be so green in February is really unusual. I was amazed to see many yellow poppies growing along the sand wash that I used to get back to the trailhead. To be very honest with you guys, this hike kicked my butt. I am really too old for this kind of stuff. My knees are not what they used to be. Do I regret doing this hike? Not a chance!

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