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Chiricahua & Monte Vista Peak LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Backpack avatar Aug 03 2013
VolcanoCLMBR
Backpack17.00 Miles 4,733 AEG
Backpack17.00 Miles2 Days         
4,733 ft AEG31 LBS Pack
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This past weekend a group of us went and explored the remote Chiricahua mountains! We car camped near Sycamore campground in the Coronado NF. The next morning we headed into the mountain with the objective of camping up in Anita park and summit Chiricahua and Fly Peaks and on sunday head to the Monte Vista lookout as we made our way out. The monsoons were almost non existent, only a few drops of water but plenty of cloud cover to make for a nice cool day. On saturday afternoon we headed out to Fly peak, a short 2 mile hike from our base camp. On our way back we were able to see a bear but noticed us just as quickly as we noticed it and started running away almost immediately. About a minute later we noticed 5 people on the trail running away from our direction, all carrying identical large packages about the size of a bale of hay, we came to the conclusion that they were smugglers. Thankfully we didnt come face to face with these people and nothing came of it....These mountains are so remote that these were the only other people we saw while in there. On sunday morning we woke up very early, took our time to take down camp and have breakfast before heading out, on our way back we stopped by the Monte Vista lookout and then headed down the Morse trail and onto our cars. The mountains still bears the visible scars from the forest fire a couple years ago but theres still plenty of undamaged vegetation. There was plenty of water running from springs up in the mountains and from a couple of the creeks nearby.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
Not many wildflowers but plenty of ripe and delicious raspberries!

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Anita Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Booger Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Mormon Spring Gallon per minute Gallon per minute
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