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Brins Mesa Trail #119Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 04 2012
kingsnake
Hiking5.48 Miles 971 AEG
Hiking5.48 Miles   2 Hrs   36 Mns   2.11 mph
971 ft AEG
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Wife mentioned the Hummingbird Festival a few weeks ago, and being a good husband I took the hint and made arrangements to spend a day up there. Figured I might as well get in a hike, since the festival wouldn't be up & running until mid-morning when normal people wake up. Brin's Mesa was one of about 150 wishes on my list, and the one closest to where we were staying (Matterhorn, on 89A north of the Y). Met up with OL at the Jordan TH, and off we went. A couple of guys passed us on the way up Brin's, and about 15 minutes back they came: "It gets really steep". :sl: It's not bad, and it's only 300 feet. Certainly nothing like the step-ups on Ballantine. Brin's Mesa was very green, and looks to be recovering well from the 2006 fire. Soldier Pass was the most enjoyable part of the hike, with nice shade and interesting slick rocks and pools. Most interesting part of the hike was The Pit, just west of Devil's Kitchen. I didn't notice it when I looked at the HAZ topo, but on further review, there is a small depression symbol if you look close. Stupid camera battery lost charge at that point. :doh: Made it back to the TH, said we try to catch up with OL at the hummingbird banding, then headed back to the hotel for the day's second shower. Unfortunately, took our time back at the hotel -- it was supposed to be a relaxing day! :zzz: -- then got distracted by a shopping spree at Buck Thornton's World of Jerky. (Total Damage: $73.) By the time we got out, the hummingbirds were doing the sensible thing, hiding from the hordes pouring into Sedona. Oh well, wife picked up a really nice copper art hummingbird feeder, so she was happy, which was, afterall, the point of the trip. :D
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