The Wasson Peak Trail starts from
Hugh Norris Trailhead in Saguaro National Monument's west unit.
The signs state 4.9 miles to the top, and there is about 2,000
feet gain, with a few small dips. I began my two-peak day, hiking
here in the early morning. This local range is rugged, and one
doesn't want to get lost here. There is no water. All trail junctions
are signed, and an official register, just off the summit, allows
hikers to record their ascents. The excellent trail runs roughly
along the west ridge of this mountain. A few false summits are
passed, then the true summit is readily apparent after hiking
the miles. Another shorter trail, or route, is said to start from
the east. My time to the summit was about two hours. I came back
to my car by about early lunch, then drove north for my next climb,
Picacho Peak. Photos taken December 31, 1998, by Petesthousandpeaks.
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