Thanks to re:Invent and some other issues I haven’t done much hiking in the last 2 weeks. But back on the 8th I took a hike with my friend Gudrun up Cockscomb. There’s no official Forest Service trail so I was glad to have a guide for my first ascent.

We spent about 90 minutes on top. But the sun started going down so we did too. The desert gets dark quickly – and cool too – and it was getting dim by the time we got back to the car.

As usual, the views were wonderful. Here’s one looking north to Bear Mountain from the side of Coxcomb.

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Yes, that is a real estate development in the foreground. Lots start at about $1m if you’re wondering. Kind of far from town though.

As for me, I’m definitely getting out for a hike this weekend!