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Cochise Stronghold Trail #279
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Cochise Stronghold Trail #279Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 10 2014
trekkin_gecko
Hiking9.68 Miles 2,011 AEG
Hiking9.68 Miles   5 Hrs   44 Mns   2.31 mph
2,011 ft AEG   1 Hour   33 Mns Break
 
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this hike has been on my list ever since i picked up the 100 classic hikes book years ago
finally had a chance to spend some time at cochise stronghold
after a big breakfast, hit the trail kind of late around 10:15
nick's description covers it well
from the start, there was a lot of flowing water from recent rains
there were also a lot of mosquitoes :?
my good friend was visiting from nebraska, and we took our time sightseeing, snacking and taking photos
highlights included cochise spring and half moon tank, both of which were overflowing
the divide was a nice spot for a break
we descended the canyon on the west side
great views and a nice waterfall made up for an overgrown trail
obviously not as much use on this side
we took another break near the gate at the western trailhead
made a steady climb back up to the divide, then returned to the campground
saw a few people out early on, then one gal waiting for her climbing friends on the west side
one kid trail running on the return and that's about it
enjoyed the rocks, the running water, looking for climbing routes, the waterfall and this area in general
a few wildflowers and no evidence of fall color yet
no critters, but plenty of what looked like bear poop
now to explore the hikes on the west side: slavin gulch and council rocks
will post my return trip for a good track
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Halfmoon Tank

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