The Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona

James Orndorf
Cochise County, Arizona, US
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The Huachuca Mountains (wha-chew-kah) range in Southeastern Arizona runs 38 miles from Sonora, Mexico in to Arizona. It is the southern starting point for the 800 mile Arizona Trail that leads up through the Grand Canyon to the Utah border.

Huachuca means "place of thunder", the mountains tend to make their own weather and echo thunder across the desert valley floor during the summer rain season.