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Bell Pass from Dixie Mine, AZ
mini location map2020-04-15
14 by photographer avatarDixieFlyer
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Bell Pass from Dixie Mine, AZ 
Bell Pass from Dixie Mine, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 15 2020
DixieFlyer
Hiking9.30 Miles 1,804 AEG
Hiking9.30 Miles   3 Hrs   21 Mns   2.97 mph
1,804 ft AEG      13 Mns Break
 
I was looking for a hike close to home today that hopefully would not be crowded, so I headed to the Golden Eagle TH, which is only 8 minutes from my house. From there I hiked up to Bell Pass, and turned around and came back to the TH.

I saw a gila monster on the Prospector Trail; it was only the second gila monster that I have seen while hiking.

Wildflowers are still putting on a show, which made for an enjoyable hike. The weather was nice, but it was 74 when I got back to the TH, which is getting a bit warm for me, especially on a cloudless day.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Wildflowers are still putting on a good show -- on this hike the lupine stole the show. There is still a good bit of brittlebush, although some of it has faded. Owl clover, poppies, strawberry hedgehog, and orange mariposa lily were nice to look at in various places.
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