Bearer of Unforeseen Shadows

Please bear with me.

This is the south side of Bear Mountain, as viewed from the Cockscomb Trail south of Boynton Pass.

Bear Mountain was probably named for bear sightings in and around the nearby canyons by its base.

The plateaus and slopes of the upper portions of the mountain are sun- baked and without any reliable sources of water, so they are unlikely residences for bears. However, bear scat is often observed along the path all the way up the trail. Bears hibernate for a couple months during the winter, so it's unlikely to find any bear signs until after their spring awakening.

To locals, Bear Mountain is known as one of Sedona's best kept secrets.

Although not for the faint of heart or dry of throat,
the Bear Mountain Trail offers superb views of red rock country for those willing to undergo the climb, topping out at 6,500' with a gain of 1,900'
from the TH near Boynton Pass.

February 23, 2011





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lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 3, 2011 8:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Yup,

Bear Mountain is bound to persuade the average bear to get off his butt and head for
the shadowy hills ..

slowbutsteady

slowbutsteady - Mar 13, 2011 9:31 pm - Voted 10/10

sun and shade

I love the three layers: sun, shade and blue sky. How do I vote for the bear too!??

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 13, 2011 9:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: sun and shade

The bear is not my picture. I borrowed it from
the crazy internet.

Please BEAR with me. It was accomplished in
the name of LAUGHTER.

As I grow older, it's extremely hard to take
things seriously. Except for wild bears..

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