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Miller & Carr Peaks - Huachucas, AZ
mini location map2019-05-05
9 by photographer avatarLindaAnn
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Miller & Carr Peaks - Huachucas, AZ 
Miller & Carr Peaks - Huachucas, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 05 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking14.72 Miles 4,628 AEG
Hiking14.72 Miles   7 Hrs   45 Mns   2.20 mph
4,628 ft AEG   1 Hour   4 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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We got started around 7:30 and headed up Miller Canyon. Still some water flowing, but not as much as a few weeks ago. Saw three people in the first mile, but then nobody else the rest of the way up. All the trees are leafed out now though, and there was green everywhere. The trail up the canyon is in mostly good shape, with a few brushy spots here and there. The last mile to the top has less shade, and seemed warm despite the cool temps and breeze.

Quick break at the spring, then we headed south on the Crest Trail over to Miller Peak. We saw two deer eating alongside the trail, and they were not particularly scared of us. We got pretty close before they finally moved off to the side a little. All the snow from a few weeks ago is long gone, and it was a nice hike over to Miller Peak trail. Walking through the aspen grove was a highlight of this section.

Once we turned onto Miller Peak, we saw five hikers on their way back down, then two more at the summit. Didn't see anyone else the rest of the day. Views were hazy in all directions, but we could still discern plenty of landmarks. Snack break at the top, then we headed back down, veering off to the rocks at the south end of the peak to get some better views that direction. After that, it was a quick hike back to the spring.

At the spring, we stayed on the Crest trail up to the junction with Carr Peak trail. That mile of Carr Peak trail was in the best shape of three of four times I have hiked it. It was easy to spot the turn to head up to Carr Peak, because there's a fallen tree across the trail just a few feet from the turn. It was windy heading up to the top, and I had forgotten there were aspen trees up near the top of Carr too. We took a longer snack break on Carr, then headed back down and retraced our steps back to Miller Canyon and back down. Uneventful, and quick, hike back down to the trailhead, and we finished around 3:15.

Great hike for the day, and it's interesting to see from the various vantage points that all the ground we covered was never really that far from the parking area. Both peaks sort of wrap around at the top, so you're never really all that far, as the crow flies, from the trailhead. This is definitely a hike I don't mind repeating.
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Yellow Columbine
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A couple of columbines. Lots of little yellow flowers. Hopefully this summer has a good wildflower show up there.
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