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15 by photographer avatarPrestonSands
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Apache LeapGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 19 2007
PrestonSands
Hiking3.30 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles   3 Hrs   25 Mns   0.97 mph
700 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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I arrived at the east side of Apache Leap, where I was greeted by miners in pickup trucks driving back and forth down the Magma Mine Road. There was a sizable drilling operation going on a little ways down the 315 road. So I headed away from it and hiked up an unnamed canyon near the Magma Mine to the top of a hill on the edge of Apache Leap. I started to go further south along the top, until a mountain lion blocked my path about 400 feet away. It hid in a bush and watched me. So I retreated a few hundred yards to the north to check out an overlook. The creature then reappeared again, just a few hundred feet away. It's following me. Great :? So I took some bad telephoto shots of it, and some shots over the edge of Apache Leap, before heading back down the canyon, all the while watching my back. Aways down I stopped to examine the mountain lion shots I took. Aw, man, it was a coatimundi :lol: I wanted it to be a mountain lion. Great hike, though!
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Coatimundi
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Picketpost Mountain Weavers Needle
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