Huachuca Mountain, Arizona

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Huachuca City sign. Much higher elevation than Tucson

We tended east on I-10 while the day was young. The rain was having it's way with the day and so the wind decided to join in to make good the misery, as if the rain was not enough. We took the Sonoita/Patagonia highway to avoid the freeway; the big cars and semi-trucks are quite intimidating, with the rain and wind my little Toyota corolla felt like child's game on the road. We had planned to make a stop in Sonoita, but the rain was not merciful enough to grant us a momen't break. We went right past Sonoita headed towards Mustang corner (intersection of State highway 82 and 90), then turned right to Huachuca City, as we turned, we noticed there was almost no rain but minimal dark clouds and the sun was actually in Huachuca, well the little that we saw.

The Huachuca Mountains
From a distance we could see the snow capped ranges, they showed with such brightness amidst the glare of sun as it moved in and out of the cloud cover. The mountain has great hiking trails and canyon that I'm yet to discover. My friends have told me of the Miller Peak wilderness on either sides of the Huachucas, but since I have been off cardio work, I have declined all invitations to hike it. I should like to do so when I can, hopefully this year. Driving in from Tucson it took us about 77 miles (an hour and a half) in all to get to the Huachucas. Since our destination was Sierra Vista and not Huachuca, we decided to see the ranges from a distance, I manage to capture some shots of the snow covered tops from a distance, the view was refreshing and cool I might add. The temps were in the lower 50s with a relative wind factor making it rather uncomfortable staying outside for long periods of time.

Africancrab says:
Yes it is a good little town. Never went to any bars though.
Posted on: Feb 24, 2010
rotorhead85 says:
I liked Sierra Vista - stayed there several days around the Tucson Meet-up. Great people and bars!
Posted on: Feb 23, 2010
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Huachuca City sign. Much higher el…
Huachuca City sign. Much higher e…
The Huachuca Mountains
The Huachuca Mountains
Africancrab in by the Huachuca Sign
Africancrab in by the Huachuca Sign
The Huachuca Mountains
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The Huachuca Mountains
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Desire was cold, the wind was bitt…
Desire was cold, the wind was bit…
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The Huachuca Mountains
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photo by: Africancrab