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Big Horn PeakSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 15 2016
joebartels
Hiking6.90 Miles 2,087 AEG
Hiking6.90 Miles   4 Hrs      1.76 mph
2,087 ft AEG      5 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
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JuanJaimeiii
What we have here is a winner. Just don't bring neophytes out here thinking this is typical off trail. Vegetation is sparse on the flat approach.

Heading up it gets your attention. We were a little off the posted Official Route. Then purposely tackled a fun looking 40 foot wall above a slanting tumble of several more hundred feet. It had a little more bite than anticipated. Climbing up over the edge I mentioned to jj we'd just climbed up the edge of the earth. It was borderline thin scree to the edge. Just a few feet away on top it was tough to figure where we came up.

Enjoyed the rest of the hike up. The views are impressive and far reaching. Lots of cholla. It said hello. Then it screamed. I finally got the respect memo.

I was excited about how this hike turned out until... until Saddle Mountain put the needle on the record and played anything you can do I can do better.
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