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West Boulder SaddlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 10 2013
Hippy
Hiking7.00 Miles 2,482 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
2,482 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Wanted to head up to 5057 (go fig) got rained out (thunder, a flash of lightning, hair soaked and sticking to my face) when I reached WB Saddle so I grumbled and pouted and stomped my feet and headed back down toward the trailhead.
Once down on the "flatlands" the sun came out...I stomped my feet some more until I spotted the turn off for the Wave Cave, well that's a fun little romp so I headed "offtrail" for the Cave.

Reached the cave, got bored, scrambled down the east side of the ravine while trying not to think about last time I was out here... ( http://hikearizona.com/trip=85413 ) :scared:

While wandering through the thicket of mesquite and cholla I heard a faint rustle and stopped dead. Every desert dweller knows that sound and instantly freezes. I glanced down searching for it's source and spotted a most beautiful snakey. At first I thought it was shedding so I circled it about 5 feet away to get a better view, it wasn't shedding.
So I stepped in a bit closer and thought, maybe it's eating another rattler! No that's not it, what IS it doing?!

Turns out the second snake was coiled up with it's head hidden while the first snake was twining it's tail passionately around the second's tail...AWESOME!!!

So, naturally I stepped in WAY too close for normal people's comfort and settled down to watch. :D I stationed myself within striking range (to make for good video/photos of course) and watched diligently as the dusty brown male jerkily yet gently rubbed his chin along the spine of the slate grey female, it was actually ridiculously fascinating!

On the way back to the trailhead I played with two tarantulas and that's about it, :y:
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