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Prescott lakes tour, AZ
mini location map2015-08-02
12 by photographer avatarThe_Eagle
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Prescott lakes tour, AZ 
Prescott lakes tour, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 02 2015
The_Eagle
Hiking23.42 Miles 3,846 AEG
Hiking23.42 Miles   9 Hrs   28 Mns   2.69 mph
3,846 ft AEG      45 Mns Break16 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
A last minute plan B hike.
I decided to recycle and tweak a previous hike to his area.

Temps were pretty good as the shade and breezes were nice. A nice 67 to start, to a high in the upper 80's.

I only crossed paths with a handful of people all day on the trails.

Seven Mile Gulch Trail #9854, is exposed and the steepest climb of the day. Best to do early. It's also a mixed use trail, so you could run into motorcycles. The Watershed #299 is also mixed use.

The Ranch Trail #62 and Smith Ravine Trail #297 still are my favorites. Plenty of shade, decent trail tread and nice views.

The Goldwater #396 trail is nice also, but can get busy, but not on this day.

Homestead #305 is a roller coaster through the conifers.

There are plenty of shorter and longer loop opportunities in the area utilizing the many trails out there.

I still need to try the restaurant on the North end of Lynx Lake.
Open Thurs - Sunday for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
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Anybody ever try it?
Fauna
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Mule Deer
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Wildflowers Observation Light

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Wet area to filter

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Lower Goldwater Lake 76-100% full 76-100% full
Plenty to filter

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Lynx Lake 76-100% full 76-100% full
Also water available in the campgrounds area

dry Sevenmile Tank Dry Dry
Damp, may be able to get something in a pinch

dry Smith Ravine Spring Dry Dry
Nothing at the trail crossing

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Upper Goldwater Lake 76-100% full 76-100% full
Plenty to filter, or use the faucets
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