February 2015 - Cochise Stronghold

A birthday party at Cochise Stronghold.
Going on a hike! : rocks, hiking, bouldering  cochisestronghold023CR : rocks, hiking, bouldering  Sunbeam remnants. : rocks, hiking, bouldering  Look for the outline of the mountains cast in shadow. : rocks, hiking, bouldering 
Loren enjoys the view! : rocks, hiking, bouldering  Such a neat landscape (out the back of our tent). : rocks, hiking, bouldering  Ty and Ben. : rocks, hiking, bouldering  The photographer in action. : rocks, hiking, bouldering 
Neill leads the way. : rocks, hiking, bouldering  The rocks are just amazing at Cochise Stronghold. : rocks, hiking, bouldering  Action shot! : rocks, hiking, bouldering  Scrambling. : rocks, hiking, bouldering 
Rocks hanging overhead, stuck between the walls of even bigger rocks. : rocks, hiking, bouldering  This man is relaxed! : rocks, hiking, bouldering  cochisestronghold128 : rocks, hiking, bouldering  Ty laces up for his climb. : rocks, hiking, bouldering 
It's amazing to me where life can find a foothold on what seems like bare rock: the greenish lichen and even the tree. : rocks, hiking, bouldering  Neill is geared up too. : rocks, hiking, bouldering  It wasn't really that hard. He just had to do it all twice in two days! : rocks, hiking, bouldering  Recent rains left an oasis in the desert. : rocks, hiking, bouldering 
Back to camp and our friends who spent the day climbing some tasty looking rocks. Also see Ben's pictures: https://www.facebook.com/benjaminblonder/media_set?set=a.709779149772.1073741866.4100514&type=1 : rocks, hiking, bouldering  Up and back was the point of Operation Pack Rescue. Also, the GPS does funny things in the vicinity of big rocks.