Pico Risco Mexican DPS Peak From Guadalupe Canyon Hot Springs

January 12th, 2014
Pico Risco (4,987')
[Pics] [Map] [Mexico GPS Maps]

After yesterdays extremely long day and somewhat disappointing peak behind a dump we were enjoying the Guadalupe Canyon Hot Springs much better.

While we didn't get up until late and we only had 4 or 5 hours of sleep it had certainly been worth it.

And now we had a much more scenic peak towering above us.

Cerro Pescadores Mexican DPS Peak

What:
  Cerro Pescadores (3,346')
When: January 11th, 2014
Where: Mexico!
Who: Matthew Hengst, Jack Kieffer, Jen Blackie, Gracia Delavida, Kristen Lindbergh, Neal Robbins, Mark Butski
Pictures: [Matt]
GPS Track: [Map]
Mexican GPS Maps:  [Harlan]

The Sierra Club Desert Peaks Section list has 4 peaks down in Mexico.  Due to the issues around the border the last few years these aren't done quite as much as the various peaks north of the border and as I completed more and more of the list I started to look at them more seriously.

I'd previously attempted Cerro del Pinacate during the last run up Baboquivari only to get turned around at the gate of the park due to "unspecified security concerns" that seemed rather oddly focused around the volcano itself.

With that peak apparently closed off (not to mention a long drive) there were still 3 others we could do and Jack, Gracia, and myself decided that would be a goal for the early part of 2014.  So we planned a two day for January to grab Cerro Pescadores and Pico Risco and a four day for May to get Picacho Del Diablo.

Cave of The Bells Attemp-OH MY GOD A SKUNK IS BITING JEFF'S FACE!!!


This was the last day of our 2014 New Years trip out to the Tucson area.  After several caves and technical climbs we were planning to fit in one last big cave before making the long drive back to Orange County.

For what the actual cave was like see the writeup Cave of The Bells: The Trip When No One Was Bitten By A Skunk.  Because this is not that story.