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15 by photographer avatarJim_H
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Miller Peak via Miller CanyonTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 14 2021
Jim_H
Hiking10.00 Miles 4,052 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   5 Hrs   45 Mns   1.74 mph
4,052 ft AEG
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First time down in the Huachuca Mountains. I can finally die contented. This because after 7 years, I have managed to do what I never did when I lived in Marana before: make the drive to visit the other Sky Islands south of I-10 outside of the Tucson area.

Road in to the TH is in good shape except right at the beginning. The trail is also in good shape. There is no surface water, but you can hear it in the pipe in the canyon bottom, headed to a town nearby. Views to olde Mexico are enjoyable.

I can't be sure, but it seems like no one ever mentioned the orchard near the TH. Why? Anyway, this was a highlight of the trip for me, and even though I intend to hike other trails in the range, I also intend to return here to purchase fruit. Peaches, Apricots, Plums, Apriums, Cherries, and 30 varieties of apples are in the orchard. Some of my favorite varieties are to be found from Albemarle Pippin to Winesap. Must be a good spot for this sort of venture, as Winesap requires 800 chill hours. Unlike the ratty orchards in the Sierra Ancha and probably the Superstitions, this one is managed and actually produces on pretty nice trees.

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