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Chihuahua Hill - BisbeeTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 26 2016
AZHiker456
Hiking3.10 Miles 889 AEG
Hiking3.10 Miles   1 Hour   45 Mns   2.04 mph
889 ft AEG      14 Mns Break
 
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Day 4 – Hike 1
Screw the shitty weather reports and screw the comforts of a bed [that all too easily lead to sleeping in]: if I wanted to match [let alone surpass] my March 2016 Chiricahua stats, it was time to leave the nest and get down business. My mileage stat comparison for the close of Day 3 / beginning of Day 4 was 24.03 miles [this trip] vs. 37.82 miles [March 2016 Chiricahua trip]. Needless to say, some major catching up was in order.

I was Chiricahua-bound once again but had a few stops along the way. Visiting Bisbee has been a long time item on my general bucket list, so I decided to break up the drive to the Chiricahuas with a day of hiking in this neat little town. While I thoroughly enjoyed myself both on & off the trails, it didn’t take me very long to realize that access to Mule Mountains can be a total son of a bitch… hence the reason for my cropped GPS routes!

I’d originally planned to hit up Youngblood Hill, Chihuahua Hill, and a few other nearby summits, but after the first mile I realized that I was way overdressed. The extra weight of all the layers I’d taken along definitely put me over the edge in terms of being able to really leap through the air and effortlessly cruise at a good clip vs a weight where it feels like each and every step is a total drag, like with backpacking.

Not wanting to feel like I was on a backpacking expedition, I decided to head back to my vehicle to drop off the extra layers after Youngblood & Chihuahua Hills. Problem was: my typical, loop-style routes that tend to add awesome variety and make for some pretty epic adventures in rural areas left me shit outta luck in an area like Bisbee. Let’s just say, after dropping several hundred feet from the summit of Chihuahua Hill, [only to find fences & locked gates where going under, between, or over were not options without major risk of laceration], creativity got me back to Brewery Ave without having to backtrack…
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