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Pinto Creek CanyonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Canyoneering avatar May 22 2011
Cultjam
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I found ssk44's description of Pinto Creek Canyon and hoped it was still cool enough to get this one in. How could anything as lush and wonderful be in the Globe area? There's no way to really know until you reach the gate on TR242, when you can see a canopy of trees in the little valley and a platoon of large Saguaros all along a steep slope to the right. Unfortunately, this trip was not meant to be as just 50 yards down the creek I heard my first rattlesnake. :o Since we didn't have anything like the protection of a glass enclosure between us we were both pretty upset at each other's presence. Happily neither dog I brought with me was interested. That gave me plenty of time to restart my heart and shoot a brief video. We moved on but soon I had to turn around. The dogs are too pudgy for creek clambering, it was Inca's first hike since breaking her paw at last year and I was spooked. We went a little way up the creek to eat lunch and read a bit before heading home.

I think the snake was a black tailed rattler. He was mocha brown with bright green diamond markings. Before I left I ran into a young local couple and the guy said he'd killed three there the week before. As scared as I'd been, that was dispiriting.
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