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Echo Canyon TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking2.70 Miles 450 AEG
Hiking2.70 Miles
450 ft AEG
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Stopped by The Monument for a much needed visit after Fort Bowie. Oh, the nostalgia of visits here from years past! Picked up a book on Victorio at the visitor center and then made the drive up to Echo Canyon trailhead. Saw no vehicles and no people beyond the visitor center, probably due to being late afternoon with a winter storm rocketing through. At the trailhead, ragged storm cloud remnants roared swiftly overhead, and I questioned my judgment setting off in 40 degree weather with 40+ mile per hour winds. But, there will be hikes! Off I went onto my favorite trail in the park. A dusting of snow from that morning remained in shady spots and rock formations and hoodoos offered brief respite from the wind. Late afternoon light combined with the clouds, distant snow-capped peaks on the Chiricahua crest, occasional snow flurries and a landscape refreshed by moisture made for total eye candy scenery. Made it as far as Echo Park before deciding to make my way back. Got knocked to my knees by one nasty gust as I snapped my last photo at sunset. I was thankful to be back at the car a few minutes later. Took the long drive back through Sunizona and Sunsites on the way home. Great little mini-adventure to cap off a great day in the Chiricahua Mountains.
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"As soon as I can I’m sneaking back in them mountains..." -Johnny Paycheck
 
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