username
X
password
register help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
Coyote Peak - Coyote Mountains
11 Photosets

2018-12-16  
2017-02-04  
2017-02-04  
2017-02-04  
2017-02-04  
2017-01-03  
2015-02-21  
2013-02-17  
2010-02-13  
2005-11-26  
2003-02-01  
mini location map2013-02-17
27 by photographer avatarrwstorm
photographer avatar
page 1   2
 
Coyote Peak - Coyote MountainsTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 17 2013
rwstorm
Hiking8.00 Miles 2,800 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles
2,800 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I had originally hoped to take my friend Paul up to Quartz Peak this weekend, since we bailed on the AZH hike there last week. When I called him about it he told me he had committed to hike in the Coyote Mountains with two other folks. That sort of surprised me as it is a tough hike. Anyway, I asked if I could join them, being sure to let him know I probably wouldn't make the summit as I am out of condition for one like that. I just like the area and wanted to go back. He said sure, so it was game on. We started from the traditional spot at the west end of Dills Best Road. It didn't take me long to realize I wasn't going to make the peak this day. I was already out of gas by the time we hit the old pack trail, so I told the rest to go on and not worry about me. It is a long steep pull just to get to the first saddle on the ridge above Mendoza Canyon. I took a long break there and then continued gradually on up. It was nice to slow down and savor the area. :D My hiking partners came back down a little earlier than expected, and I was sort of shocked that they didn't make the high point. They stopped about 1/4 mile short, mainly because one had to get back to town for evening plans. So we headed down the mountain at a good pace, getting back to the car just past 3 o'clock. Perfect day to be out there! :)

Once again, the Coyote kicked my butt! At least I have been able to reach the peak 3 of the 5 times I've hiked there, though not since 2005.

Related nearby:
[ triplog ]
[ triplog ]
Fauna
Fauna
Talus Snail
_____________________
Onward into oblivion!
2 archives
HAZ Member
rwstorm's
907 Photosets

  2013-03-03
  2013-03-03
  2013-03-03
  2013-03-02
  2013-02-25
  2013-02-17
  2013-02-12
  2013-02-12
  2013-02-02
  2013-01-31
  2013-01-26
  2013-01-23
  2013-01-19
  2012-11-25
  2012-11-20
  2012-11-06
  2012-11-06
  2012-10-27
  2012-10-19
  2012-10-19
1 ... 23,  24,  25,  26,  27,  28,  29 ... 46  
help comment issue

end of page marker