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Wilson / Sterling Pass, AZ
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Wilson / Sterling Pass, AZ 
Wilson / Sterling Pass, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 08 2014
rayhuston
Hiking14.10 Miles 4,095 AEG
Hiking14.10 Miles
4,095 ft AEG
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My first hike in the Sedona area. I've been spoiled the last two weekends with great adventures and great hiking partners. Joe's trip log (Wilson / Sterling - Vultee Arch) eloquently captures the details of the hike, so I won't repeat it here.

What I will say is that the weather was perfect, the colors were brilliant and the views were breathtaking. All of them. Perhaps the most enjoyable part was the continuous banter (some might call it bickering) between Bruce and Joe. When I wasn't sucking air trying to keep up with them, I had a hard time catching my breath because I was laughing so hard! These two would have made a great comedy team in an old style variety show of the 70's and 80's.

One thing I've learned about hiking off trail with Joe and Bruce, I need to do a better job of protecting exposed flesh. The scramble in the bramble (not bramble, but I like the rhyme) on the attempt to connect N Wilson and Sterling left me a little bloodied. While Joe and Bruce so deftly navigated their way down the steep slope (and back up) without so much as a nick, I was hooking myself on every barb out there. I need to work on that.

All in all, it was a great hike and another beautiful day in Paradise!
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