McCain Valley ridges loop 5/24/2021




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Looks like we are entering a shooting range.
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Cacti are blooming.
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Crossing the ridge
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On a way to Al’s cave.
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Our first destination.
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Off the cave.
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On trail and to the next one.
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Jacuzzi is empty today, too bad.
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The new border fence stretches all the way here.
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Found some morteros.
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It is back up to the ridge.
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Made it up.
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There is a flyby. Don’t drop anything!
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Interesting rocks are everywhere.
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Huge, broken one.
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Wit somehow separated from us to take ‘some’ easier route.
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Big Eye boulder.
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Our easy route,
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With fun challenges.
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Climbed up to this.
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Plan is to follow this ridge to the end.
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Our group minus Wit.
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Some boulders to get over.
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Some to squeeze under.
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Looks like Mutant Ninja Turtle.
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At the end of the ridge.
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Lunch time is in shade.
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On a way down.
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There is a bird nest inside cactus.
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The other side of the canyon we will take up.
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On the ‘easy’ but steep way up.
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That is a big rock.
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Chuck is patiently waiting for us on view ledge.
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Nice views from here.
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Made it. Martha is getting hypnotized by spinning wind mills.
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Ooops somebody is missing here! Where is John? Hope that he will recover soon and will join us for guaq.





Hike Rating: Difficulty: 3.9 Technical: 3.9 Scenic: 3.9 El. 2300'