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2015-07-11  
High-Myrtle-Knoll-Babe-Loop, AZ
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High-Myrtle-Knoll-Babe-Loop, AZ 
High-Myrtle-Knoll-Babe-Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 11 2015
The_Eagle
Hiking21.18 Miles 4,151 AEG
Hiking21.18 Miles   10 Hrs   39 Mns   2.25 mph
4,151 ft AEG   1 Hour   15 Mns Break16 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
I threw together a loop that hit a couple of my To-dos.
- Hike from the Hatchery TH.
- Hit a section of the Highline I hadn't been on before.
- Hit the Myrtle Trail to the top of the rim.
- Explore a bit of the off trail stuff on the way to Knoll Lake
- Go down the Rim on the Babe Haught trail

Not completed - Hiking the circumference of Knoll Lake. We ran out of time and mainly energy.

Highline Trail #31 - Almost all the sections of the Highline I'd been on to this point, had been in decent to great shape.
I don't need to do this section again.. Rocky and poorly marked in spots, we actually lost the trail 2 or 3 times.

Myrtle Trail #30 - A bit overgrown with grass (No big deal) this trail is mainly a steady ramp to the top. It gains 1100' in a mile. It provides some expansively wide views of the rim country.

Next we went cross country to Knoll Lake, crossing three 100' plus canyons on the way. Middle Leonard Canyon the tallest at a steep 200'.

We only had the time and ambition to skirt the southern portion of Knoll Lake. We had out lunch from a perch above the lake. I need to come back to do the circumference.

Babe Haught #143 - We scrambled off a southern ridge of Knoll lake, to hit this trail. It's a gentle climb with one steeper section, to the rim. The Babe going down the rim to the Hatchery, was steep and rocky in places, but once again some great views!

Clouds and breezes made the hiking mainly perfect.
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Middle Leonard Canyon
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Wildflowers Observation Light

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Knoll Lake 51-75% full 51-75% full

dry Middle Leonard Number Four Spring Dry Dry
circled the spring area as indicated on the map and never found a spring.
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