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Lutz Miller Carr, AZ
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Lutz Miller Carr, AZ 
Lutz Miller Carr, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 17 2018
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking16.08 Miles 4,897 AEG
Hiking16.08 Miles   6 Hrs   32 Mns   2.74 mph
4,897 ft AEG      40 Mns Break
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I got an invite to go along with Chulmley, 9L, and Carrie Jane on Saturday night. I didn't have anything concrete planned so a trip back to the Huachuca's sounded pretty good. I met John and Chums at a little after 6am in Chandler and we were off. We picked up Carrie Jane and her dog Chloe in Tucson off of Orange Grove (Nick's favorite) in Tucson. About 9am we started our hike up the Lutz Canyon Trail. It was a perfect day in terms of weather. It had rained just enough the day prior to cool things off and make the ground damp but not muddy. There are some old mining relics at about the 2.25 mile spot and then shortly thereafter there is a huge mine tunnel. It must go back 500-600 feet. Based on the truck loads of debris inside this was or still is a stop over point for migrant travel. Water bottles, blankets, discarded backpacks, and metal food cans litter the floor. If large garbage bags were used to clear it, it is hard to say how many loads it would take to remove all the debris. I would guess this was the last stopping point for several who made a long journey in hopes of finding a better life.

On we went after exploring for 10 to 15 minutes and before long we were up on the Crest Trail. From there our first destination was Miller Peak. The trail in the canyon and on top is in great shape so we made good time. The views into Mexico and of the surrounding area are always spectacular from Miller. We kicked back up top and Chumley revealed that Mexico had just beat Germany in the World Cup.

Onward to our next destination which would be Carr Peak. Carr also delivers great views and on this occasion the one looking back at Miller was especially good. The shadows from the clouds above gave it a cool and inviting look. Our stay on Carr wasn't as long as Miller however it was long enough to really enjoy it as well. Then we backtracked towards Bathtub Spring and then descended down Miller Canyon. This was my first time on this trail and it didn't disappoint. I think it is pretty hard to go wrong with anything in the Huachuca's. Finally we took the Hunter Canyon trail over to our exit point. From here we road walked for about a mile to where Chumley had an Uber pick him up and shuttle him the last 3.5 miles back to the Jeep. He returned to pick us all up and our enjoyable journey through the Huachuca's came to an end.

It was great seeing John and Chumley again and nice to finally meet Carrie Jane. Oh yeah and Chloe too! Good times!
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