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Hart PrairieFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 21 2010
skatchkins
Hiking6.00 Miles
Hiking6.00 Miles
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I needed a midweek getaway and I knew the sis could us a trip so we left the heat and woes of the valley and went north. I told her I knew where some wildflowers and butterflies were (Thanks Fotogirl! :) ) so we headed towards Hart Prarie. We left at 6 to try to beat the storms for at least part of the day but it was still overcast for most of it. I let her hold the map and mark off the FR's as we passed them. We drove towards the Michelbach Ranch and hiked over to the cabins. We spent the rest of the morning climbing hills, exploring the buildings and photo'in flowers. Back at the Xterra we ate lunch before moving out. We ended up at the Bismark Lake trailhead and then hiked over to it shooting butterflies along the way. On the way back the sky opened up but we were ready with the ponchos. The rain sounded great in the woods and tapping on our coverings.
It let up as we drove over to Walker Lake. As we hiked up and into the crater it rained off and on as we wandered around it.
We then tried to see how many different roads we could take to get towards Crater Lake. While offtrail hiking nearby we found a very old cabin next to a sinkhole.
We saw a few deer and an elk while out.
We ended the day at Cracker Barrel where a random stranger lady approached our table and asked: "Oh my, were you one of the ones caught in the flood yesterday? I couldn't help but notice how muddy your Jeep was when you came in."
On the way back we got to call 911 on a lightning fire Dana spotted in a tree off the interstate.
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