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Bear Mountain Trail #54Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar May 13 2015
Barrett
Hiking5.00 Miles 2,100 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   4 Hrs      1.67 mph
2,100 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break
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I'm a lucky guy. I have a beautiful, smart, and funny wife who may no longer appreciate sleeping on the ground and squatting behind a bush, but supports my desire to continue doing so. Truth be told, I don't actually like doing these things either, but for many of the most amazing places it is simply what needs to be done.
In this case I had a list of western Sedona "must do's" and a limited amount of time. Bear Mountain would be the hardest, so that's where I started.
Little fluffy clouds in a deep blue sky watched over as I made my way up through the Schnebly Hill Sandstone, Apache Limestone, and Coconino Sandstone. 2/3 of the way up I encountered what Joe's Description called the "heart of swirls", and I wanted to take a picture of everything I saw. This whole section would be epic at first and last light. :)
Met a couple from Florida at the summit who bore a striking resemblance to a young Jessie Ventura if he had been married to a beautiful powerlifter from Poland. They wanted more beta on hiking in AZ, so I told them about a little site I know. ;)
Copped a seat northwest of the summit with killer views of Red Canyon, and enjoyed the strong cooling wind and the sound of some kind of bird that flew by every few minutes at what appeared to be 100+ mph. 8)
Deciding that this had been a great idea, I headed down to a PB and J burrito and my next hike - Fay Canyon and Arch. :y:
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