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Boynton Canyon Trail #47
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Boynton Canyon Trail #47Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 26 2013
Eartheist
Hiking6.00 Miles 802 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
802 ft AEG
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Very cool hike through one of Sedona's many awesome canyons. The first part is mostly exposed going through manzanita land, skirting some unsightly resorts, but once into the canyon, it cools off and is mostly shaded by the huge red walls of the canyon. The trail follows a dry creek (or dry when we hiked it anyway), through some beautiful autumn colored trees (in autumn, natch), then a mild climb to the end, where the canyon dead ends. I did the short scramble up past the end-of-the-road sign, which did reward with some pretty awesome views.
Lots of good wildlife sightings: we startled a javelina family that was foraging in the wash about 15 ft away from the trail; they scattered a little but not very far when they realized we weren't going to eat/kill them; a couple of them came back down, not very afraid of us, and we all kept our distance from each other. Then about 20 minutes later we came up on 2 mule deer, also pretty close and also not very afraid of us. I kept expecting them to spring away as per usual, but they just hung out and kept a cautious eye on us, but did not run, and we left them in peace. We saw lots of people at the beginning of the trail, and only a few on the way and at the end, so I was happy to have a couple of encounters. Lots of different kinds of birds all over too. There were bear warnings at the trailhead, but no sign of bears, scat or otherwise. A few small ups added a little beneficial cardio, making this an all around sweet hike.
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Kachina Woman Spire
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
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