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Peak 3465 - Hieroglyphic Mountains
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Peak 3465 - Hieroglyphic MountainsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 13 2020
DixieFlyer
Hiking12.50 Miles 2,621 AEG
Hiking12.50 Miles   6 Hrs   5 Mns   2.44 mph
2,621 ft AEG      58 Mns Break
 
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I was looking for a hike that wasn't too far away, had some wildflowers, and that probably wouldn't have many people on it, and after reading the triplogs from @joebartels and @The_Eagle from last weekend, I decided to head out and hike up to Peak 3465. Chris from Tucson joined me, and it was her first time in this area.

It turned out to be a great hike: the weather was super; there were LOTS of wildflowers; and we saw 2 wild burros, one rattlesnake, and ZERO other humans.

We hiked the Walkin' Jim Trail in a CCW fashion, and took a side trip up to Peak 3465 on the Big Jim Trail. Someone has done a good job of trail maintenance on the Walkin' Jim Trail -- the trail is now easy to follow on the south side of the loop.

We saw the diamondback rattler about a mile or so before we got back to the TH. I heard a rattle, but couldn't tell where it was coming from, and Chris spotted the viper in a bush right off the trail. If the snake had kept quiet we would have walked past it without seeing it...but the snake decided to be ornery for whatever reason.

Here is a short video that Chris took of the rattler wagging its tail: [ youtube video ]
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There was lots and lots of owl clover throughout the entire hike. There was also lots of strawberry hedgehog blooming throughout the hike. Brittlebush, lupine, globemallow, and fairy duster were also quite prevalent in various parts of the hike.
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