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Huachuca Mountains - AZT #1Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 20 2019
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Hiking3.82 Miles 995 AEG
Hiking3.82 Miles   2 Hrs   46 Mns   1.89 mph
995 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Day Two of our southern Arizona adventure. After a good breakfast in Patagonia it was time to head out for our Passage 1 "ends to make the middle a little less long" trek. We dropped a vehicle at the TH at Parker Canyon Lake and then headed to Montezuma Pass. Both drives ended up being about 15 minutes less than anticipated. The Montezuma Canyon Road is in pretty good shape.

We geared up for what was to be a quick jaunt to the border and back. Well it might be quick if you're JJ or several other HAZers out there but not if you're an out of shape Arizona Trail Section Crew member :lol: . It's a nice part of the passage heading around Coronado Peak to a Saddle and some sweeping switchbacks down and down and then south to the border. We encountered only two other people on our way down. The temps were nice especially when a breeze would blow in. The views are fabulous almost everywhere you look. As I was going up I could see where the trail goes up the mountain until I couldn't tell anymore. All I know is it goes way up.

We played on the border and observed our surroundings for several minutes before the climb back up. The trail has just a few slippery parts but on the way up, you don't really notice. I ventured ahead until the saddle as I was feeling my oats as they say. There is a bench at the saddle so you can sit and enjoy your surroundings. A lot more people were on the trail now. We headed back to the Pass via a section that had lots of cholla with yellow fruit so we had to take several photos of course. Once at the Pass we grabbed our coolers and had lunch before our drive to the trail next to Sunnyside.

The hike: [ youtube video ]
The drive from the Pass to Sunnyside: [ youtube video ]
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