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Lost Dog to Andrews-Kinsey, AZ
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Lost Dog to Andrews-Kinsey, AZ 
Lost Dog to Andrews-Kinsey, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 07 2015
neilends
Hiking9.40 Miles 3,274 AEG
Hiking9.40 Miles
3,274 ft AEG
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1st trip
Saw my first rattler!

To be technical, I saw my first rattler during my HAZ era, i.e., since living in the Phoenix area after moving here from Tucson 19 years ago. I encountered a few during my Tucson hiking days, including a few by the house I grew up in. It was a small little bugger, and it was not happy about being right next to the trail where several hikers were gawking at it. I took a few photos from about 10 feet away, which was the exact distance at which its rattle went off. Backing away, it muted. 10 foot mark, off the rattle went. Pretty amazing.

Lots of wildflowers out there. I photographed a bird I couldn't recognize that hopefully someone can tag for me.

Hiked from the Lost Dog TH up to the border with Fountain Hills Preserve and back, primarily to knock out some more All-Trails Challenge segments.

Pictures to come.
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