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Rock Corral Ridge to West, AZ
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Rock Corral Ridge to West, AZ 
Rock Corral Ridge to West, AZ
 
Hiking2.57 Miles 535 AEG
Hiking2.57 Miles   3 Hrs   45 Mns   1.03 mph
535 ft AEG   1 Hour   15 Mns Break
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Another mean hike to nowhere but filled with a lot of cool sights.
I decided to take advantage of the cooler temps and cloud cover and head up to a ridge West of Rock Corral. I’ve been up here before but came back to the South to the road. (4151?)

Last time I turned back at the cliffs because of the heat. This time it was easy to find a way to the top of the cliffs and beyond. There were a few cattle walls made of stacked rocks. Most were in bad shape. Looked like they had been forgotten a long time ago.

I almost turned back at the ridge because the vegetation was so thick and there were so many bees. Instead, I decided to face my fears and go slowly. Very slowly. They didn’t seem to be bothered by my walking right through them. Most of the way the plants were waist high. This slowed me down a lot too because I couldn’t seen the ground most of the time.

I took a different way back and headed through the canyon to the North but kept getting turned back because of the cliffs. It was just miserable coming back though the creek bed. It was grown over and filled with 6 foot tall plants with yellow flowers. Many more bees(MANY MORE) down here so I opted to cross and head up the South canyon wall. Less vegetation, but steeper, but grippy rock.

Saw some caves on both sides of the canyon and a mine. I checked out a nearby cave and headed back.
Didn’t check out the mine because by this point I was pretty rattled by the bees.

Lots of time to sit and enjoy the views of the Tumacacori Range and think. Work has been unbearable, and I think it’s time to move on soon. Out and away is the best place to think, I think.

Arms look like I stuck them in a sack of hungry cats.
Two bad falls. Luckily I held on to my walking stick. It’s been my best piece of hiking equipment.
Cell coverage came and went. Son called when I was up top. It was good to sit and talk and rest… Better to talk.
I hope to never go back there. I hope I can go back there this winter.
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Wildflowers Observation Extreme
Much of the area looked like a yellow blanket.
Some purples and blues and whites but mostly tall yellow
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