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Mount BallardTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 24 2012
azdesertfather
Hiking3.30 Miles 1,440 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles   1 Hour   33 Mns   2.18 mph
1,440 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
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1st trip
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Nice little workout with views over Bisbee and into Mexico.

A little concerned before going that I might have trouble starting on the trail because of the hike description on HAZ describing the guy's private property and bushwhacking around it, but no worries. There is a fairly well-worn trail now that starts just outside the private property gate. It splits into a couple of trails, but they both end up where you want to go. Beyond that you follow a ridge with a pretty defined trail and a few ducks/mini cairns along the way. Along the trail there are a few places where the brush and some of the cactus squeezes the trail a little bit, but it is still quite passable, no bushwhacking but watch the ground in those area for fallen cactus pieces :D

Once you get on the top of Ballard the trail becomes a maze of trails and may appear a bit confusing; I just picked one heading up and it made it there. My guess is they all end up there. Forgot to look for the register hidden in the bushes while I was there...if you go up, sign in for me ;)
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