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Atascosa Lookout with Atascosa Peak, AZ
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Atascosa Lookout with Atascosa Peak, AZ 
Atascosa Lookout with Atascosa Peak, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 10 2013
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking6.88 Miles 2,616 AEG
Hiking6.88 Miles   2 Hrs   51 Mns   2.56 mph
2,616 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 
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I was making my way to Nogales for a haircut and some supplies. After Picacho I decided to hit up the good ole Atascosa Lookout trail. Nothing has changed up top with the rebuilding of the former lookout. As mentioned in a previous trip log a small section of the trail has been washed out but nothing to worry about.

Once up top I decided to extend my adventure and go over to Atascosa Peak proper. From the Lookout you just continue on down the north side of the ridge and then work your way across. There is a light use trail and occasional cairns along the way. I don't imagine it gets as much traffic as the Lookout site. Oddly enough there was a guy hiking down the trail as I was heading up today. Based on the footprints in the snow it would appear he went over to the peak as well.

Once on top of the peak I could see for miles in every direction. Down at the base of the mountain was a border patrol truck with an eye on me. I took his picture and waved. Shortly thereafter he turned the truck around and left. Along my travels up there I did see some clothing articles, a hat, some shoes and some water bottles. It appears the illegal's had some extra luggage.

I went back down the same way I came up.

As a side note Ruby Road (the dirt road to get to this hike) is in fantastic shape. It has clearly recently been graded and a passenger car would have no problems whatsoever.
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