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Window Traverse (Esperero-Ventana Cyn)
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Window Traverse (Esperero-Ventana Cyn)Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Backpack avatar Mar 02 2011
sirena
Backpack17.50 Miles 5,054 AEG
Backpack17.50 Miles2 Days         
5,054 ft AEG
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Dropped a car at Sabino Canyon and hiked up Ventana. Plenty of water in the creek but I still carried a bunch for weight because I am training for the Grand Canyon. This was my first backpack of the year and it's interesting to see what muscles need to be built up before I head to the GC. Spent the night on the ridge before the Window. Great views in the morning of the Supes and Weaver's Needle. To the south the sky islands rose up out of the haze. Visited the Window and took the requisite photos. There was still snow and a little ice on the north-facing slopes and I was glad I brought my Microspikes for a couple tricky areas. One of my favorite parts of the whole day was the high saddle between Window Peak and Cathedral Rock. What views! The descent on the Esperero Trail seemed to take forever. I took a break at Bridal Veil Falls, which had a small trickle, and then it was more descending and descending on the Esperero Trail. There were some interesting rock spires on one part of the trail. Saw only one other hiker near Cardiac Gap. The best part of the Esperero Trail is looking back from the start of the trail waaaay back at where you came from.
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