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Big Horn PeakSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 05 2020
DixieFlyer
Hiking7.80 Miles 2,257 AEG
Hiking7.80 Miles   5 Hrs   22 Mns   1.93 mph
2,257 ft AEG   1 Hour   19 Mns Break
 
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This peak has been on my radar screen for a while and I was happy that I could get Kelly and John to let me tag along with them on this hike. Actually, an amateur hiker like myself was out of my league on the trails with two professional HAZ hall-of-famers!

We followed the GPS track that @John9L uploaded to the site. We got slightly off of the track a time or 2 on the way up, but we stayed on the track on the descent.

This was a really cool hike -- there was a lot of rock scrambling and climbing as we got near the summit, but there was nothing that I considered "sketchy".

The first 2.0-2.5 miles of the hike were an easy, flat hike through open desert. The fun began the last 1.5 miles or so up to the summit. There was a lot of loose rock and scree, along with some cholla minefields. The rock climbing was a lot of fun and gave me a good workout -- Kelly and John never broke a sweat though.

I did win the prize for collecting the most cholla balls on my pant legs with close to 20; Kelly had 6-8; and John didn't get any, which is a good thing since he was wearing shorts.

We saw a fox and a few sheep off in the distance, which was cool.

This was a GREAT hike, and is certainly one that I would do again!

It was nice to meet and hike with Kelly and John on this lovely day to be out in the desert!
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