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Carr - Miller Peak - Hamburg Loop, AZ
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Carr - Miller Peak - Hamburg Loop, AZ 
Carr - Miller Peak - Hamburg Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 02 2015
joebartels
Hiking15.25 Miles 4,200 AEG
Hiking15.25 Miles   5 Hrs   21 Mns   2.94 mph
4,200 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Preston the great introduced me to the Huachuca Mountains six years ago. I've enjoyed every hike in this range thus far. Today we followed Doc Fraley's recent loop from a month ago. The wildflowers here are among the most consistent large annual display I can think of over the years. The yellow blanket show is a simple daisy you would overlook if it wasn't for the astounding abundance. The Pinaleno's have more exotics in my experiences. Unfortunately they are hit and miss year to year. This display is jaw dropping with the nice crisp vertical wrinkles on the range.

As much as I enjoy the wildflowers, this hike is great regardless. A mile of raspberry and blackberry is borderline torture. A controllable... wise men wear pants. Someday I'll wise up. The uncontrollable for this "Southern California Style Coastal Experience" as jj calls it is the humidity. Yet aside from the first quarter mile outta the starting gate the elevation is nothing fierce.

My first time down Wisconsin Canyon & over on Comfort Springs 109. Wow, gotta check out Ramsey more! Love Miller Peak but still need to hit Pat Scott, Miller Canyon, Ida, Oversite, Bear, etc...
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Wildflowers Observation Extreme

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Flowing like a garden hose into the tub. Crystal clear. Tub seems smaller than I recall. Seems too small for a muscular guy like Denny to fit in?

dry Comfort Spring Dry Dry
The fountain of youth appears long gone.

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Light flow in the upper end gained momentum as we descended.
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