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Lost Ranch Ruins-National-Pyramid loop, AZ
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Lost Ranch Ruins-National-Pyramid loop, AZ 
Lost Ranch Ruins-National-Pyramid loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 19 2015
LindaAnn
Hiking10.98 Miles 1,617 AEG
Hiking10.98 Miles   4 Hrs   27 Mns   2.57 mph
1,617 ft AEG      11 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
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Another night hike with some girlfriends. The stats above include my walking back and forth to the trailhead from my house (3.2 mi, 89'). Once we got onto Pyramid trail, we almost immediately saw a rattlesnake on the edge of the trail. We got past him and continued on our way, enjoying the relatively cool weather. About halfway up the Ruins trail, we had stopped to rest for a moment, when I turned to start walking again, I suddenly realized there was another rattlesnake directly between my feet; I just kept walking to get away from him. I was worried for a second that my friends were going to call it a day and turn around, but they kept going. These are the same two friends who got caught in the thunderstorm on National with me two nights ago, at this point, I'm pretty sure they think I'm crazy. We headed east on National, and encountered yet another rattler. He didn't want to get away from the trail, so we had to make a slight detour. After that, it was hundreds of millipedes on the trail, but they aren't a bother at all. We made our way, uneventfully, back down Pyramid and made plans to hike again next Sunday night so I guess the snakes didn't scare them too much after all.
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