Crickets, Cables and Christopher

Peak SummitedPicacho Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadSunset TH
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a group
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

I was worried about the chilly temps but it ended up being perfect conditions for a challenging but enjoyable hike.  A magical blend of wildflowers, beautiful sunset, wonderful company and an amazing Super moon that lit our way for the last mile and a half.


  1. Jeff Hester

    Great shot of the moon! Did they give you any trouble for finishing after sunset? I know that technically the trail is only open sunrise to sunset.

  2. Deborah Fields Post author

    Hi Jeff, when we arrived the ranger said the park was open until 10pm. When we returned to the parking lot we saw the sign that said the trail closed at sunset. We didnt encounter anyone, so Im not sure if we were breaking a rule or not. We certainly would have honored the rule, had the ranger not said the park was open until 10pm.

    1. Jeff Hester

      Thanks, Deborah! I figured they probably weren’t too particular if you’re on your way back. 😉

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