W7A/CO-170 (4628)

This is the second summit in the Charleston AZ area. I approached this from the east rather than take the trailhead. Although it was a bit quicker, there was a fence a cross and this way would not facilitate doing both Charleston summits in the same day; I have a game plan for next time.

In my last entry I wrote about the railroad that serviced the mining towns last century. In my travels I found a giant pile of old railroad ties, which cannot be anything other than the ones that came from this abandoned railroad line.

As I stated there is a lot of info on the internet about these railroads, so if you are interested, google up the San Pedro railroad.

As for this summit, it was a comfortable hike, typical terrain for this area, but not nearly as dangerous as the summits in the Tucson area.. There were two Border Patrol vehicles on the dirt road I took, so you know what is going on down there.

Railroad Ties
Railroad Ties
Railroad Ties
W7A/CO-170
W7A/CO-170
W7A/CO-170
One Of Two Old Mines
Second Mineshaft
San Pedro River And Sierra Vista From W7A/CO-170
W7A/CO-171 From W7A/CO-170

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