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User: texaskdog - 7/22/2015

Location: Big Bend - South Rim

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Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 12.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A

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Beautiful day but we got a late start.  We were sucking wind climbing up on this overly hot day (unlike last time).  We almost got to the rim and we heard a bear growl.  Then it started POURING rain for 2 hours.  Looking off the rim we could see sun everywhere but we were combatting lightning strikes with no shelter.  We kept hiking down fast in the pouring rain and then it cleared up and was intensely hot again.  Bad experience but unforgettable adventure.



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