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Bumble Bee to Government Spring - BCTPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking13.13 Miles 806 AEG
Hiking13.13 Miles   5 Hrs   4 Mns   2.61 mph
806 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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Went back and did the next section of the BCT. I started at the Hidden Treasure TH and hiked southbound to where I left off 2 weeks ago at a mining road. This particular segment runs east along the side of Bland Hill, which is very aptly named. Being along the lower part of the hill and right next to it obscured the nicer views of the Castle Creek Wilderness just beyond. It was a very smooth and mostly level trail. At times the road of the 18 wheelers could be heard from the highway.

I noticed that at about 4 miles south of the Hidden Treasure TH, the saguaro line seems to be evident. I remember saguaros all the way up on previous sections, and on my way back on this segment I noticed that they seemed to suddenly be gone as the trail gained elevation.

Once I got back to the TH, I had only done 9 miles, so I hiked northbound on the next segment for another mile and a half and turned around. This segment gains elevation and gives way better views to the west and even to the north and south. the climb was gradual, so it seemed easier than most hikes where I've gotten past the 11 mile mark.

Saw only bikers and no other hikers. Also saw some hunters.
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