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Copper Mountain High Point
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Copper Mountain High PointSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 18 2020
Jim_H
Hiking6.00 Miles 2,000 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   6 Hrs      1.09 mph
2,000 ft AEG      30 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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I love the white granite! Plus, I thought I would do a ridge traverse to Coyote Peak. It was windy on the ridge, and the terrain is tougher than my memory recalls and pictures let on, so after 1/3 of the distance being covered, I abandoned Coyote and negotiated my way down another canyon to the Betty Lee Mine, which was the joint venture between Betty Crocker and Sarah Lee prior to their fallout when they entered the then noncompetitive home baking market. Only went a short distance in, holes in the earth aren't my thing, and turned back.

Spotted a bighorn ram on the summit as soon as I gained sight of it, which makes me proud as I just glanced at it and noticed it, but my picture shows there were two of them. I did see two run down slope through the boulders, and across the adjacent ridge, but I couldn't tell if the second ram was a ewe by the time I could see them clearly. Also, almost climbed onto a small white-gray juvenile rattle snake. Not my thing and he was coiling up 3 feet from my face and eye level. I backed down from that, fast.

The Copper Mountains are really beautiful, as are most of these ranges out here. I just wish they were not so far away. Even if you hate Quantum of Solace from 2008, you can enjoy the fighter scene that was filmed over white granite mountains and canyons in the northern Baja, doubling for Bolivia. I love that terrain, and this range, as do many here, look almost identical.
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