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Bear Canyon Trail #29
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Bear Canyon Trail #29Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 08 2016
jameslcox44
Hiking9.00 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   5 Hrs      2.25 mph
600 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break
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We decided with all the rain, the falls on Bear Creek must be pretty spectacular. The forecast was for the rain to subside on Friday morning and would be light at worst by the time we made the drive from Mesa. On the drive in we saw snow on the ground before reaching Oracle Junction on highway 79.

We began the hike just before 10 a.m. and had to cross some water over a bridge on the road. Our waterproof boots handled it pretty well, but water seeped in above the shoe tops. When we reached the creek Glen continued and the others followed to my amazement. From that time on we donned our rain gear from time to time as showers persisted, sometimes with a little hail. The creek crossings put water above our knees but we were committed at that time and were determined to see the falls. They were spectacular! We did see another couple on the return trip who had turned around because of the continued rainfall. The guy was barefoot. We I first saw the footprint, I thought there might be a bear in the neighborhood walking with his mate who was wearing hiking boots. Ray and I tried a short cut departing from the group on the way back and ran across the shelter (stick house). That gave us an opportunity to cross the creek three more times and visit Billy Burro in our efforts to reach the trail head and parking lot. Since this was my idea, I've lost my hiking buddies and am searching for other opportunist.
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