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Parsons Trail #144Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 29 2014
Richx1
Hiking10.00 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   5 Hrs      2.35 mph
600 ft AEG      45 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
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Initial decent into the canyon was beautiful. You could see the autumn foliage following the creek and you get treated to a great scenic vista. Once in the canyon, the hiking is easy going till the first water crossing. Thanks to everyone who stacks rocks... in this hike they really helped a ton. The wide crossings at times makes it easy to lose the trail. I would recommend taking time to study the aerial shots of the hike to get the gist of where to seek the trail. The trail looks to be used regularly, but as you get further in, there is less wear and the brush is encroaching the trails; pants and long sleeves will save you a ton of scratches should you decide to push on to Parsons Springs. I was never able to identify by eye both Summers and Parsons Springs, but there was light flow from the creek. We followed this till the end of the water flow and headed back. Should you go the whole length, be prepared for about 6 rugged creek crossings.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
Leaves falling during the whole hike. Ambers and browns with some reds mixed in here and there.

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Light Flow closer to the Verde River, pooling as you go up the canyon. Couldn't identify Summers Spring or Parsons Spring by eye... but by GPS the locations looked to be bubbling at a light flow.
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