|Date: February 2, 2008|
|Location Agua Caliente Hill Hike|
|Where: Coronado National Forest|
| There is quite a number of people from Salem staying here in the Far Horizons park, among them a couple new to us, Lee & Jill Taylor. Lee dropped by late this morning to say that he and Ken Ash were going for a short hike and invited me to go with them. Hiking trails are only a few minutes away from here, so in sort time we were on the trail. To be able to hike daily, close by, with friends, is well-----heaven I think.|
|Ken & Lee at the trailhead|
Lee selected the Aqua Caliente Hill Trail, located on the east edge of Tucson in the Coronado National Forest. We paused for a lunch break at a small stock watering pond with the interesting name of Cat Track Tank.
|Jim at Cat Track Tank|
After our break we were still curious about the trail and we hiked a short way beyond the pond where at a convenient viewpoint we made a prudent decision to make it our turn-around point. We could see the trail switch-backing up the ridge ahead of us toward Agua Caliente Hill. I think we all promised ourselves to come back another time, maybe earlier in the day, for an attempt to the top.
|Lee & Ken at turn around point|
Statistics for the day:
Distance: 4.6 miles
Acculative climb: 1255 feet
Time: 3 hours