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Cochise PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 22 2018
Steph_and_Blake
Hiking2.00 Miles
Hiking2.00 Miles   1 Hour      2.00 mph
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After a 40-minute drive along Forest Road 345A, we got out of the FJ at the Sorin Camp with a semi-commitment to hike up to Cochise Peak. From the well, we followed a jeep road south up to a ridge line. We heard another vehicle coming up behind us and we paused to let it pass. The gentleman stopped to chat and said that he was going to explore a mine and “see what he could see”. He drove on and we looked up and north at Coshise Peak. We searched around for a trail (for all of about two minutes) and, with sore quads from the previous day’s hike, easily decided we’d rather see a mine and “whatever there was to see”. We continued on the jeep road along the ridge line, headed south, with Cochise Peak glaring at our traitorous backs. Not much further along, the jeep road vanished and we found a trail of sorts to follow along a fence line. Shortly later the gentleman came back headed our way. He wished us well and said he’d return when he had his son to accompany him. The trail, which by now we figured to be a cow path, followed the ridge line due south. After consulting our map we realized that there wasn’t a mine in the easily accessible area, just a prospect. With the winds picking up and the temperature dropping, we called it a day and made a u-turn. Oh, I forgot to mention that the views of the Chiracahuas and other mountain ranges were stellar.
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