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2016-10-02  
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Lion MountainTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 02 2016
AZHiker456
Hiking6.66 Miles 1,779 AEG
Hiking6.66 Miles   4 Hrs   37 Mns   2.13 mph
1,779 ft AEG   1 Hour   29 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Usually I would say something to the effect of, ‘there’s not much more to say beyond what I’ve already written in the Description,’ but there was a bit more drama this time, and I’ll start by saying: HUGE kudos and thanks to the Santa Cruz County authorities for their rapid response in coming to my rescue!

I was in the process of making my descent and had almost reached the saddle area, [Lat: 31.4646772536702; Lon: -111.08668418634949 ], located to the SW of UN 4015 when I heard gunshots REALLY close by. Mind you, I am not one of those people to freak out over merely the sound of gunshots… I’ve heard gunshots on many occasions while out hiking/peak bagging and have never been fazed; I also own a 380 and have several cowboy friends with guns, so I have a better sense of general proximity of the source vs someone who’s never heard shots before… and these shots were most definitely too close for comfort.

Authorities arrived promptly and when the dispatcher called me back to let me know they had found the shooters and the coast was now clear, I bushwhacked like nobody’s business up to UN 4015 and then made my descent into Ramanote Canyon and up to the jeep road [FR 4198] where they were waiting for me. While it was unlikely I would have been hit, they confirmed, [from what the shooters told them], that the proximity of their target was definitely very *close to my location, [*at least when you’re talking about someone potentially getting hit!]. The shooters told authorities that they were Target Shooters and that they were aiming at ‘the taller mountain’, [which we’re guessing meant Lion Mountain], for practice.

After thanking the authorities and assuring them that I was more than fine to hike back to my vehicle, I continued on my way and arrived back with about 15-25 minutes to spare before pitch darkness.
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Summit Register Log

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Castle Tank 76-100% full 76-100% full
So clear and beautiful, I thought this was a lake at first sight!

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Split Tank 76-100% full 76-100% full
Also very clear for a tank!

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Toruno Tank 76-100% full 76-100% full
Beautifully clear for a tank!
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