December 26, 2013

The day after Christmas

The weather being beautiful and feeling the need for some activity after a wonderful and delicious Christmas, we took on Deer Saddle (so named by me to differentiate it from all the other hills "out back"). It is a short hike, but a tough little number that, at least in my case, involves going forward on all fours in a few spots.

The view from the saddle is spectacular. The Cochise Stronghold is right before you, and from the hill east of the saddle there is a nice view of our valley. We both took pictures, but mine do not convey the grandness of the landscape nor the steepness of the climb. The whole thing is only a little over 5 miles round trip. Leftovers were waiting for lunch at home.

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