Standard Ranch Road Route Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2011
Mom and I enjoyed a nice stroll from the water tank up the ranch road. The views of the Santa Ritas, Rincons and Santa Catalinas to the east and the Coyotes - and, oh, Babo! - to the west were dynamite.
My wife and I hiked this peak and found it to be a truly enjoyable, pretty hike with some amazing views of hundreds of peaks in all directions. We met one of the 'McGees' (a relative) who gave us some history of the range and region. It's been homesteaded since 1901 by the McGees and a couple other families. The range is all private land, but they allow unfettered access. Some border-crossers from Mexico are occasionally caught up here. Nevertheless, we found this hike to be great fun and very enjoyable.