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Cochie Canyon to Wild Burro Traverse
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mini location map2022-01-13
5 by photographer avatarJim_H
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Cochie Canyon to Wild Burro TraverseTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking11.25 Miles 2,400 AEG
Hiking11.25 Miles   5 Hrs   15 Mns   2.14 mph
2,400 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
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Hated it.

Cochie Trail is nice. Mustang trail is nice. The traverse is horrible. With so many nice clean, well built trails in the range, unless you just foam at the mouth for thorn scrub bushwhacking, why would you want to hike this?

I don't navigate with a gps so the vague description was no use for descent, and there was a cairned trail leading to the south from the saddle. This ended up being an Arizona Thorn Scrub nightmare. I thought it was bad going up to the saddle, this is worse. I realized too late to back track to the saddle because it is winter, so I had to whack bush through about the worst Arizona has to offer to gain the trail. It's bad enough this seems to be a prickly pear forest, but did the exotic grass have to hide it all? Anyway, I met the mustang and hiked out.

I created a rough route using the existing GPS. My initial AEG math was correct per the rework, but was probably 1/4 mile over in my miles, so I made it 11.25.
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