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Josephine Wrongdaughter, AZ
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Josephine Wrongdaughter, AZ 
Josephine Wrongdaughter, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 07 2016
chumley
Hiking15.46 Miles 4,838 AEG
Hiking15.46 Miles   7 Hrs   58 Mns   2.49 mph
4,838 ft AEG   1 Hour   46 Mns Break
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1st trip
Great day to be in the Ritas!

Saw three bears, one albino rattlesnake just below the peak, puffy clouds, a nice breeze, and surprisingly few people. Tough to ask for a better day!

Summited Josephine on the way up. Signs of an old trail exist, but it's an overgrown, scratchy struggle in other places and gets steep. Was happy to get it done early as it may have been a bit warm later in the day.

Following Linda resulted in a snake sighting :roll: ... it was very light colored with minimal or nonexistant markings. I actually wouldn't have guessed rattlesnake until it rattled. Very weak and high-pitched, as it quickly slithered off the trail and disappeared in the grass before I could get a picture.

Shortly after discussing my life-altering bee sting experience as a 5-year-old, I was stung by a bee for the first time in as long as I can remember. Not a big deal until I got home. Will see how it looks tomorrow, but for now, it's swollen and very sore.

At 2 hours from home, I could see myself doing this one more often. :)
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Josephine Peak Mount Wrightson
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Wildflowers Observation Light
just starting to get going in the grassy burn areas

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Baldy Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
trough had rainwater only. Spring box was full with fresh clear water

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Bellows Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
full springbox. clear cool water

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Madera Canyon Light flow Light flow
Light flow from trailhead and up all along the trail

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Sprung Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
full springbox.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Upper Gardner Canyon - Santa Ritas Light flow Light flow
running water in the drainage

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Wrightson Spring Dripping Dripping
wet at several consecutive switchbacks with dripping water that could be used to fill a bottle
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