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Apr 02 2016
knmurphy
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39 male
 Joined Aug 03 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Cochise HeadTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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knmurphy
Hiking12.50 Miles 3,874 AEG
Hiking12.50 Miles
3,874 ft AEG
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Apr 02 2016
VolcanoCLMBR
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40 male
 Joined Sep 16 2011
 Phoenix
Cochise HeadTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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VolcanoCLMBR
Hiking12.75 Miles 3,074 AEG
Hiking12.75 Miles   8 Hrs      1.59 mph
3,074 ft AEG
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For quite sometime Ive had making a climb of Cochise Head on my bucket list. Finally made it!! This remote and seldom traveled area of the Chiricahuas is as every bit as puzzling as it is intense. After having started our day from the Lower Rhyolite Trail at the National Monument Visitor Center (Because the NPS had extended the road construction. Come to find out they were opening the road for the weekend at the last minute) Once we reached the Echo Canyon TH we got a ride back down to pick up our cars, we parked our cars 1.1 miles from Echo canyon TH on a small roadside pull off area below.
We then started our hike up an old mining road with a moderate climb passing the site of the old mine. The road continues its way up further at the end of the road theres a big cairn indicating the start of the "trail" travel all the way to the top. Almost immediately we figured these "trails" where active cattle trails with some cairs here and there indicating the way. Quickly we all figured out our route was taking us. Lots of overgrowth and burned down trees made travel slow going and uncomfortable at times. We reached the bottom of a saddle where we would climb up along several of its hills along the ridgeline. Overgrowth, cow manure, and thorny shrubs reign this area before we reach the sketchy loose talus area just below the summit. After almost four hours we made summit at 2.40 PM, the views are amazing with many far reaching mountain ranges visible in the distance. On our way down we made it back in a little over 2 hours. We then headed outside the NATMON area along Pinery Canyon Rd inside the Coronado NF where there are plenty of car camping sites.
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Apr 13 2014
iborrego
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26 male
 Joined Oct 13 2012
 Tucson, AZ
Cochise HeadTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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iborrego
Hiking8.65 Miles 3,074 AEG
Hiking8.65 Miles   3 Hrs      2.88 mph
3,074 ft AEG
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Nov 24 2012
Booneman
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38 male
 Joined Nov 25 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Cochise HeadTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Booneman
Hiking8.65 Miles 3,074 AEG
Hiking8.65 Miles   5 Hrs   1 Min   1.72 mph
3,074 ft AEG
 
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Oct 30 2010
rwstorm
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71 male
 Joined Feb 28 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Cochise Head, AZ 
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rwstorm
Hiking8.00 Miles 2,500 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   7 Hrs      1.14 mph
2,500 ft AEG
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Two nights of camping along Pinery Canyon Road included a Saturday hike to Cochise Head from within Chiricahua National Monument. This hike is not long but is steep and tough, combining road, trail, bushwhack, and scrambling. Absolutely fantastic views and rock formations abound.
Summit is listed as 8087 feet.
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average hiking speed 1.84 mph

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