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Apache Peak - Cave CreekPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 21 2015
BobP
Hiking4.05 Miles 1,470 AEG
Hiking4.05 Miles
1,470 ft AEG
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1st trip
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I rarely use the word epic and when I do its only in context of something negative. This hike almost became epic and was slightly epic. A 4 out of 10 on the epic scale but it could've been a full blow 10 epic if I was really unlucky.

It all started at the crack of 8am as I followed a well maintained trail for about 1.25 miles. Off-trail wasn't too bad until all hell broke loose. Never heard them and when I saw them it was too late. Down climbing was painfull and :scared: and it only got worse. Reinforcements were called in twice as I retreated to the cholla field and safety. As I was down climbing I was stung several times on my head and when I started to retreat I pulled my shirt over my head and started throwing haymakers. They regrouped and kept coming I kept going lower and finally it stopped. After all the chaos, I perfect calm came to me and I breathed. As a child, I fell into a yellow jackets nest and was stung over 300 times. It landed me in the emergency room which happend to me time to time. Getting stung a dozen or so times was no big deal. I'm not gonna let this ruin my hike so I traversed around and headed back to the top. It hurt when I ran my fingers thru my hair so I stopped doing that.

Stingers in your head by the honeybees. Kinda like prickers in your face by the bushwackers.

And now for a little bee humor https://youtu.be/Dp ... t=48

Not sure if they were these...but they sure acted like them.

From the internet:
The sting of the Africanized Honey Bee is no more potent than your garden variety honey bee and they look pretty much the same. What makes AHBs more dangerous is that they are more easily provoked, quick to swarm, attack in greater numbers, and pursue their victims for greater distances. The AHB colony can remain agitated longer and may attack up to a quarter of a mile away from the hive. In Arizona, the AHB colonies have grown and the more aggressive colonies are the ones that have survived the droughts of the past few years. The summer is the peak period for bee attacks because there is less honey, and the bees become more protective of their hives.


Long triplog. My original planned triplog was going to be two words. Sorry LAZ.
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