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Little Spring to Bismark LakeFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 01 2011
fotogirl53
Hiking1.00 Miles 50 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles   2 Hrs      0.50 mph
50 ft AEG
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Its been several weeks since I've been hiking due to my first ever trip to Europe (great!), helping my son get his new house in livable condition, and driving with my daughter and her 2 cats to Iowa. I NEEDED to get out and picked Little Spring to check on what flowers were now blooming.

On Hwy 180 before Snowbowl Road, I spotted a large nursery herd of elk grazing and lying in the grass. Then, on FS 151--Hart Prairie Rd, I came across a doe that wasn't very afraid of the traffic on the road. The walk up the closed road to Little Spring was beautiful--wildflowers, moss, butterflies and birds. The sneezeweed is getting droopy but the locoweed is going strong. Around the spring, the yellow coneflowers are in full bloom. The fritillaries are still in abundance, with sulphurs, blues and some Weidemeyer's Admirals feeding on the wildflowers. Harebells are blooming in the meadow and wild strawberries are sending runners everywhere--but no berries to be found.

The spring is still putting out about a pint/minute and the pond isn't stinky anymore. The sumac is fruiting and so is the baneberry. So pretty but so poisonous!

This is one amAZing place. Visit soon for an easy walk, great wildflowers and lots of butterflies. But visit in the morning so you don't get rained on.
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