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Bear Canyon Lake Trail #112
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Bear Canyon Lake Trail #112Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 19 2012
rrshort
Hiking1.50 Miles 150 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles   5 Hrs      0.30 mph
150 ft AEG
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My brother, Jimmyfish invited me to go along with him and his friend to Bear Canyon Lake. They would fish in his canoe and I would check out the trail on the west side of the lake. After driving 3 miles in on FR 84 we parked and wheeled the canoe down to the north end of the lake. Once they launched themselves into the water I went in search of the trail. I was told by someone on the shore that it started across the spillway at the end of the dam. This required me to cross on the logs that had gathered in the spillway. Once across I located the trail and soon after the first blue diamond on a tree that were the trail markers. The trail is generally defined, going slightly up and down the slope along the lake. There are a few rocky spots and one where many tree branches are across the trail requiring careful footing. Along the trail there are several spots with good views across the lake or further up the water. A little ways before the south end the trail goes by a large grassy bank area that made a good stopping point. My brother and his friend soon joined me and while I ate my lunch they fished along the shore. I enjoyed watching the ospreys flying over head and looking at the ripples in the lake caused by the cool breeze that came up. After a couple of hours we decided to head back. My brother's friend chose to take the trail back and I rode in the canoe to get a different view of the lake. It was a beautiful day, A beautiful little lake and I hope to return to visit again someday.
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