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2019-11-02  
4pML, AZ
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4pML, AZ 
4pML, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 02 2019
chumley
Hiking9.63 Miles 3,938 AEG
Hiking9.63 Miles   11 Hrs   20 Mns   1.14 mph
3,938 ft AEG   2 Hrs   55 Mns Break
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Jaclyn asked if I would take her on this a few weeks back and we made a plan for Saturday. When I was putting together some of my prep on Friday, I realized it had been 5 years since I've done it :o ! There's no excuse for that kind of break between trips here!

It was tour day at the mine, so we had to take an unusual route to avoid trespassing. The helicopter made a few drops which made the ascent a little more interesting.

Morning was very windy and cold, especially on Amethyst and Sister and the saddles. It was calm by Brother and pleasant for the rest of the afternoon. I forgot a couple of the best route-finding spots, but came equipped with a useful GPS app that also includes detailed satellite photography which was a huge help.

We stopped for a breather about halfway up Brother and quickly realized we were about 10-feet away from a very active beehive in the trunk of a dead tree. It was basically my worst-fear scenario and I made an effort to climb away from this spot as quickly as possible. The side of this mountain is an absolutely terrible place to cover any ground quickly and there would be absolutely no escape if our presence -- which had clearly agitated them -- turned into an attack. Bees buzzed around and landed on me to investigate and I hoped one wouldn't sting at the same time taking care to not flick or kill those that landed. We slowly progressed further from the hive until we were no longer being buzzed. About 10 minutes later we finally decided to stop and take that little break!

Otherwise the rest of the day was uneventful. There were some people on Browns when we were on Brother, but nobody still there when we arrived for a celebratory beverage. Gotta make sure to do this more regularly in the future.
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