Picacho Peak Hike 2010

Jan 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Current Topics of Interest, Health & Fitness
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I have lived in Arizona since 1994 and I have never hiked Picacho Peak – that is until now. Picacho peak is just west of I-10 about halfway between Phoenix and Tucson. The summit sits at 3374 feet above sea level. It appears to be partly a debris flow overlain by lava flows. Picacho means big peak in Spanish. It was a really fun and challenging hike. There are sections of the hike that require you to grab onto cables. Thankfully my good friend Donna had gloves for me to use.

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We decided we wanted to summit the peak and hiked the 2 mile Hunter Trail to the top.

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It was a beautiful day for hiking and there we were the only people on the trail. Here are the pictures from our hike.

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  1. One of the hardest hikes I’ve had the blessing to conquer, thanks entirely to Donna! The other toughest hike is down to Mooney Falls, again thanks to Donna! Congratulations on making it!

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