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Old 12-23-2013, 07:29 AM   #1
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AZ. Ride Hike Ride

This thread is for those riders who also like to use their legs, heart and lungs to enjoy the areas that we are denied from riding. The state has hundreds of trailheads that are accessed by dirt or remote 4x4 roads that are slow going in a 4 four wheeled vehicle.

The Hike can be a mile or two, or a multiday trek.

A hundred yard walk to an overlook is not a hike.

Looking for a picture rich thread with a good descriptions of the trail/terrain.

Breath deep, walk hard, then ride home. Happy trails!
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:55 AM   #2
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Cochise Stronghold

Twenty or so miles of dirt to get to the West Stronghold trailhead.













Cochise Stronghold is a world class destination for rock climbers.
The trailhead.






Off of the pegs and into the boots.




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Old 12-23-2013, 08:11 AM   #3
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Ok, I'm watching

Looks like a good time. Looking forward to the details...Ride (and walk) On!
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:37 AM   #4
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Can you see Whale Dome?
I climbed Moby Dick, a 700' route with a girl friend in 1990.













Looking back at Knob hill in Dragoon Mountain Ranch.
Back in the day you could turn onto Horse ranch road and drive fourteen miles due west to the Stronghold, now it is thirteen more miles of pavement south, then east and back north on dirt for twenty.







Gaining elevation, Square Top is looming.






As I go around it...






not so square.













Rockefeller Dome coming into view.















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Old 12-23-2013, 08:47 AM   #5
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I'll be out there JAN-MAY. Bringing the GS and looking for some adventures like this.
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:59 AM   #6
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Isn't Rockefeller dome where what's my line is? AKA chicken head highway?
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:01 AM   #7
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The big wall possess one of the most popular routes.







The classic Whats my line on Cochise Dome.







I heard voices earlier.







I could see and hear a party of three doing the route.







The last time I did this route was around 1996.
Talking with a pair of hikers that came from the east side I found out the trio were from Norway.


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Old 12-23-2013, 09:11 AM   #8
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Isn't Rockefeller dome where what's my line is? AKA chicken head highway?

Whats my line is on Cochise Dome across the drain from Rockefeller.
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:50 AM   #9
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I have been walking on the north slope in the shade.
The rain and snow over the last few days has brightened up the mountain side.













Resurrection Plant fully uncurled.


















Sword fern.













At the Divide I could not see the Sulphur Springs valley.







So off the trail I go bushwhacking up until I can get the shots I want.







South side of Rockefeller Dome







Snow capped Chiricahuas.



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After regaining the tread, I rambled on back down towards the bike.












On the way back I chatted with two hikers and two climbers, all from Alaska. Back on the bike the shadows were growing.







Four miles of hiking, sixty six miles of riding, five hours.



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Old 12-23-2013, 12:07 PM   #11
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Subscribed. There are several trails off of 4 peaks road that I am interseted in riding/hiking. My first will be 4 peaks road to hike Brown's peak in the spring.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:22 PM   #12
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Subscribed. There are several trails off of 4 peaks road that I am interseted in riding/hiking. My first will be 4 peaks road to hike Brown's peak in the spring.
There is an old Cowboy saying " Why walk when you can Ride ". There are even a couple of books by that title.
However that was before anyone ever heard of... or even dreamed of Wilderness Area's.
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:00 PM   #13
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Hiked there a couple years ago while visiting family in Cochise, I would love to get back out there for some adv riding...
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:25 PM   #14
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How about Devil's Bridge up in Sedona? Hit the dirt in Prescott, run up and over to Jerome, and down to Tuzigoot. From there, take the dirt to the trailhead for the Bridge.



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Old 12-23-2013, 04:57 PM   #15
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Cool thread Dawg! I wish I could still hike, I'll subscribe and I'll be there in spirit.
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