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Bear Canyon Trail #299
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Bear Canyon Trail #299Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 21 2009
PrestonSands
Hiking3.00 Miles 3,900 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   2.25 mph
3,900 ft AEG
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I explored the upper end of this hike after work. A rattlesnake buzzed me on the north slope of Ladybug Peak, and I had to climb around him on the steep slope to get past. He was huge! Probably 5-6 feet. I never knew rattlers lived this high in the Pinalenos (8700 ft). Turning onto the primitive and very scenic Bear Canyon Trail, I got to see another world class sunset from atop a big boulder. With the light fading fast, I continued on, and stopped at the junction with the Dutch Henry Trail. If anyone's interested, the junction's coordinates are: 32.61615 N, 109.81033 W. I returned at top speed, didn't see the snake again, and got back to Ladybug Saddle just before it was completely dark. While I only saw the upper end of this trail, it looks to be a good one! I saw a few nice saddle campsites, too.
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