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Big Horn PeakSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 12 2016
Jim_H
Hiking7.16 Miles 2,083 AEG
Hiking7.16 Miles   5 Hrs   45 Mns   1.41 mph
2,083 ft AEG      40 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
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This ended up being a very enjoyable challenge after nearly 2 weeks without any hiking. It was more fun and difficult than Castle Dome, and the scenery is great. Very good views, with snow covered ranges and maybe the Mogollon Rim visible. I liked the summit a lot, as it felt like a true peak.

Going up was a little harder than expected, with route finding at times being an issue. Cairns helped. Down was much easier, as is expected. The final part to the summit felt like real climbing, almost. I found the entire thing fun. One I would be interested in repeating later this spring.

Going down I looked up for the airplane I heard screeching overhead, and gave up after a few seconds when I saw only blue sky. As my eyes came down to the horizon a fighter jet caught my eye. It was flying well below my level over Big Horn's south ridge. It turned a little as it passed, so I could see the top of it. My camera was away, so oh well.
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