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Carr Peak - Comfort Springs LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 20 2016
DallinW
Hiking13.99 Miles 4,323 AEG
Hiking13.99 Miles   6 Hrs   44 Mns   2.72 mph
4,323 ft AEG   1 Hour   35 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Partners 12 partners
BiFrost
chumley
clairebear
Floridasunshine
friendofThundergod
gloope
GrottoGirl
John9L
justmike
MyJoseph
Pivo
Tough_Boots
A Sky Island hike was way overdue, so it was hard to resist when I got invited to spend a day hiking the Huachucas!

When I first visited this range earlier this year (March), it was very brown and cold. The views were great then, but they are so much better during the summer when everything is green and the tops are covered with wild flowers.

I had very high expectations for wild flowers looking at some of the previous trip logs. This year doesn't seem to be as substantial as previous years, but it wasn't a deal breaker. Just before Bathtub Spring is where a substantial amount of flowers can be found right now. Everywhere else is mild to moderate. In my opinion, what makes this hike is the outstanding views you get in every direction due to the prominence/isolation of the Huachucas.

Between Bathtub Spring and Miller Peak, I picked my first ever wild raspberries after Chumley pointed them out to me. Across the connecting ridgeline we dealt with a little bit of rain and hail. No lightning though, so we were able to make it to the summit where the storm let up.

By this time the group had split up into separate smaller groups. After the summit me and Chumley headed along Crest Trail for Hamburg and Comfort Springs. Comfort Springs has a few places with deadfall, but both are otherwise in great condition. Lots of water in Wisconsin Canyon.

I enjoyed this loop a lot and foresee coming back again, next time maybe during the Fall season to see what the colors are like. Great to get acquainted and hike with some more HAZ folks too!
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Best spot right now is just before Bathtub Spring on the Carr Peak Trail.

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