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Dorsey - Kelsey - Sycamore -Winter Cabin Loop, AZ
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Dorsey - Kelsey - Sycamore -Winter Cabin Loop, AZ 
Dorsey - Kelsey - Sycamore -Winter Cabin Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 11 2016
joebartels
Hiking17.54 Miles 3,875 AEG
Hiking17.54 Miles   10 Hrs   35 Mns   1.93 mph
3,875 ft AEG   1 Hour   30 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
This would be better in April or October. We did a reverse of Bruce's 2012-09-15 loop. No mosquito or wasp issues this round.

The area got around an inch of rain overnight. BiFrost did a fine job sliding his 4Runner through the mud all the way to the Dorsey Trailhead.

Dorsey, Kelsey & Little LO is a fantastic hike down to Sycamore Canyon. An out-n-back would be prime for most.

Not sure how I forgot about 5.6 miles of boulder hopping. Sycamore is cool but 0.6 would suffice. Sprained my ankle so I may be negative biased.

Turning out of the creek and up Winter Cabin Trail #70 we met two canyoneers from Ohio. The little side trip to Ott Lake was a winner for the second time. No field of wildflowers, just a sea of foxtails. Which is the only place I like to see them, in the middle of a lake bed!

Albeit reasonable for myself this was borderline too hot for Bruce. Luckily occasional clouds and breezes made it bearable.

The pines kick in just before Winter Cabin then on up. Always nice to hike in the tall pines.

Shockingly the roads were mostly dry heading out.
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Babes Hole Spring Ott Lake

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Babes Hole Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
it would help if I looked...

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Geronimo Spring Gallon per minute Gallon per minute
looked fine

dry Ott Lake Dry Dry
just a sea of foxtails
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