|Peak Summited||Picacho Peak|
|Group||Completed with my husband, Ron Jackson and logging for both of us.|
We started just after sunrise and it was a perfect day, sunny and about 55 degrees when we began and warmed up along the way. I was grateful to a friend who told me I would need gloves for the cable section (Thanks Patty!). I am not one to turn around, quit of not finish. It's my competitive nature. But, before I even began I was ready to admit defeat and that this may the ONE hike I was unable to finish. I read reports from various sources talking about how hard and scary it was, especially if you don't like heights–or falling from them. I totally planned on crying over the scary, sketchy, cable section (which I thought was just one section..oh no, not so much!). My biggest concern though is that I don't have much use of my right hand so I may not have the strength to do this.
Picacho turned out to be my favorite hike I've ever done. Prior to this it was Humphrey's. That was cool because I conquered the highest peak in Arizona, But, this was cool on a different level. It's exciting and fun and adventurous. I did it! I loved it! When are we going back?