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Merritt Spring Trail #9
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Merritt Spring Trail #9Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 14 2014
tibber
Hiking0.98 Miles 138 AEG
Hiking0.98 Miles      30 Mns   2.80 mph
138 ft AEG      9 Mns Break
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this was our last jaunt of the day; only 1/4 mile and up 100 feet or something like that. OOPS. Anyway, I left my pack and just brot the camera. You get a lot of bang for the buck for skirting up the mountainside. The views on top are quite expansive :DANCE: . We figured there must have been a fire in the area years ago because of the thickness of the bushes and no trees to speak of except for the ones we had passed on the lower side.

The trail was wide enough for ATVs and Chumley pointed out that with them coming thru, they at least keep the trail open; never thot of that before. Anyway, I took a zoomed 360 video. We next headed down to Merritt Spring enclosure which was like a little small pasture. Nothing to really see here.

Back to Camp Wood HAZfest to finish packing up and have a beer and a snack.
And here is the 5:11 minute video: http://youtu.be/tciYTv7-vwY

On the drive back to the highway there are some great vistas from the dirt road. I had to stop a couple times to grab a photo or two. And you would think that if I'm going to get a rock to my window it would be here but no, it was on the stinkin' pavement. All the 13 years I had Tonto the windshield got smacked 3 times but never a crack (I always tended to the hits) but Tonto Jr seems to be jinxed. The rock hit the driver's side and cracked almost 1/2 way across :x . If there is going to be something on the road to hit or run over or fly over and hit Jr it does (like when I was going by a semi on the 101 and it blew a tire, part of it that hit Tonto Jr, SHEESH!).
Fortunately or unfortunately I pay high insurance premiums and replacement did not cost any additional funds.
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