Southern Arizona

The springtime is a wonderful time to be in southern Arizona.  The weather is mostly good and the rain we did get brought flowers.  We split the time between Cochise Stronghold and Mt. Lemmon.

The West Stronghold with storms rolling through.

The West Stronghold with storms rolling through.

Boris prepared for a storm in Cochise Stronghold.

Boris prepared for a storm in Cochise Stronghold.

Ocotillo and storm clouds in the distance.

Ocotillo and storm clouds in the distance.

With a little rain the Ocotillo flowers.

With a little rain the Ocotillo blooms!

The beautiful Coronado National Forest. Sheepshead is the largest formation near the center of this picture.

The beautiful Coronado National Forest. Sheepshead is the largest formation near the center of this picture.

Enjoying a beautiful day on Sheepshead.

Enjoying a beautiful day on Sheepshead.

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Fun plated climbing on Pitch 4 of Ewephoria (5.7).

On the summit of Sheepshead.

On the summit of Sheepshead.

Looking for a route to climb in Cochise Stronghold.

Looking for a route to climb in Cochise Stronghold.

We found a crack to climb! Joanna leads Driven by Fear (5.8) on Warpath Dome.

We found a crack to climb! Joanna leads Driven by Fear (5.8) on Warpath Dome.

Visiting the OK Corral in Tombstone, AZ.

Visiting the OK Corral in Tombstone, AZ.

Hiking views near the summit of Mt Lemmon. The tiny house to the right is a fire watch tower.

Hiking views near the summit of Mt Lemmon. The tiny house to the right is a fire watch tower.

Mt Lemmon summit crags. These were closed to climbing due to peregrine falcon nesting.

Mt Lemmon summit crags. These were closed to climbing due to peregrine falcon nesting.

Breakfast made by chef Steve.

Breakfast made by chef Steve.

Boris parked for a day of climbing at Windy Point on Mt. Lemmon. The towers on the hillside are full of fun climbs.

Boris parked for a day of climbing at Windy Point on Mt. Lemmon. The towers on the hillside are full of fun climbs.

Saguaro cacti at the lower elevations of Mt. Lemmon.

Saguaro cacti at the lower elevations of Mt. Lemmon.

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