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2022-04-02  
2012-04-28  
Arlington-Gila, AZ
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Arlington-Gila, AZ 
Arlington-Gila, AZ
 
Hiking3.81 Miles 762 AEG
Hiking3.81 Miles   3 Hrs   40 Mns   1.07 mph
762 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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Still cool enough for some desert looking around. There's a volcanic hill north of Arlington I've always been a little curious about. It's near enough the Gila River and black enough that I thought there might be some petroglyphs.

Turns out there's not much ancient there and it's popular with the shooting crowd. But interesting views - a heck of a lot of solar panels out there, though I'm pretty sure nuclear fans would love to compare the Palo Verde power output/footprint area ratio.

It was a short walk and I was near enough the "can't miss" Gila area that I drove over to walk a section I hadn't been to before. Well worth the walk because there were beaucoup petroglyphs.

This was interesting: as I turned the corner and saw the best rock art of the day I noticed the buzzing of a rattlesnake. I couldn't see it in the broken rock but the sound was coming from the direction of those glyphs which is exactly where I wanted to go and was my route to get back on top (otherwise I'd have to backtrack quite a distance). I poked around with my poles to get a better idea where he was located. He had quieted down so I advanced until he started again. Then "buzz"...yes right below the nice petroglyphs (and my feet). So I backed off, took pictures from further away, and never saw him.

Good way to spend a half a day without driving too far.
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