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Window PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hike & Climb avatar Oct 04 2016
air
Hike & Climb15.30 Miles 5,050 AEG
Hike & Climb15.30 Miles
5,050 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Partners none no partners
First time up window peak.
Thank you to Jim_H for the nice photos and tips that made the peak ascent easy.
Highlight of the trip was the spectacular airshow by about 35 ravens that came in from the west and then circled and played above window peak with acrobatics around the peak.
https://vimeo.com/1857...

Went up Ventana and down Esperero.
Lost the trail more than a few times due to the non-native Lehmann Lovegrass covering the Ventana canyon trail starting around Maiden Pools and also in a few spots on Esperero going down before you hit the creek and then the entire stretch between the creek and Cardiac Gap.
Apparently not just me because some of the wrong turns unfortunately looking more like the trail than the trail itself, you just end up in a spot that doesn't make sense (cliff, pile of boulders, furious looking vegetation)
Not recommended at all or if you do feel you have to go bring a stick and wear pants.
Esperero from Cardiac Gap down is now much better than it was a month ago and I flew down that section.

First time at Bridal Veil falls and the water really helped.
Total water for the day was 6 liters thanks to the one I picked up at the falls.
Flora
Flora
Lehmann lovegrass
Fauna
Fauna
Milkweed Bug
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