Day hike from the cabin.

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  1. Datilite

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    I decided to hike to the top of Horse Peak today and look for shed Elk horns.

    It's a beautiful hike but extremely steep all the way to the top. Some photos starting out.
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    About the only thing blooming so far this year.
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    Some more photos on the way up.
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    Always seem to encounter bear tracks.
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    Finally made it to the summit. My phone started to shut down to protect the battery as the temperature dropped below 40 degrees.
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    I located one matching set of horns and two singles it could only get one photo of the set before my phone hibernated.
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    I had a great day in the woods. Got back to the cabin and soaked in a hot tub and took some ibuprofen!
     
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    Awesome posts :)
     
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    Always good stuff, sir.
    Awesome views.
    Awesome sheds.
     
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    Decided to make one last trip of the season into the Gila Wilderness.

    I started out before sunrise in an attempt to beat the high temperature's.

    Some mule deer getting water as I left the cabin.
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    About 3 miles in I started finding wolf track's.
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    Then some elk kill's.
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    I left the Forest Service trail system and started cross country. The temperature where already in the 80's at 0730.

    I was just north of a 40,000 acre wildfire and the smoke was increasing.
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    As I continued cross country I located a flint arrowhead.
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    In about another mile I found an old aluminum arrow shaft stuck in the base of a pine tree.
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    I cut the point out of the tree and it was still sharp enough to shave hair off my arm!
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    After hiking several Miles I started back to the trail head.

    As I came into a stand of Juniper trees I saw a bear standing on his rear leg's stripping juniper berries off the tree branches.
    About one second after I saw him, he saw me and made the fastest retreat I have ever seen a bear make. I back tracked him and got a good photo of his track.
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    A couple photos on the way back.
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    Getting back to the trailhead the temperature had reached 96 degrees at 9400 ft. Elevation. I drank just over a 140 ounces of water during the hike and additional 34 ounces at the vehicle.

    Great day as always in the woods!
     
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