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Mount BallardTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 28 2018
DixieFlyer
Hiking4.60 Miles 1,900 AEG
Hiking4.60 Miles   3 Hrs   42 Mns   1.83 mph
1,900 ft AEG   1 Hour   11 Mns Break
 
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I was in Sierra Vista Memorial Day Weekend, and after hiking the Sky Islands Summit Challenge on Saturday and the Chiricahua Big Loop on Sunday, we were looking for a short hike on Monday morning, so we opted for Mount Ballard and Fissure Peak.

This turned out to be a very nice hike. The hike up to Ballard was on a trail that was easy to follow for the most part. The trail from Ballard to Fissure was a bit sketchy in places, but with the GPS track in hand it was no trouble getting there and back.

The views on both peaks were nice -- to the south you could see Naco, and to the west Miller and Carr Peaks stood out.

I did not find the summit log book on Ballard, but we found and signed the one on Fissure.

My Garmin GPS indicated that Fissure was 4 feet higher than Ballard, so I guess that settles the argument as to which one is higher!
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