Mar 31

The Hochderffer hills

Category: Arizona

These hills sound like they should be wearing lederhosen.  They’re a group of cinder cones in the north west corner of the Kachina Peaks Wilderness, which contains the highest mountain in Arizona – a 12,600′ collection of volcanic ridges collectively named the San Francisco peaks.  The SF peaks eclipse everything else at first glance, but the region is pockmarked with hundreds of volcanoes which afford varying degrees of climbing difficulty and wonderful views.  Recently I decided to go into the Hochderffer hills, just because I could, and they have a great name.  Here are some pictures.  In some of them (where the road points to the horizon)  you can just make out the north rim of the Grand Canyon, about 90 miles away.

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