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Lockett Meadow Meander, AZ
mini location map2018-05-09
4 by photographer avatarOregon_Hiker
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Lockett Meadow Meander, AZ 
Lockett Meadow Meander, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 09 2018
Oregon_Hiker
Hiking1.50 Miles 369 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles   2 Hrs   32 Mns   0.59 mph
369 ft AEG
 
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There are a hidden cluster of small meadows a short distance north of Lockett Meadow that are begging to be explored. I was looking for a short hike on my third day in the area while I rested up for what would be, at least for me, a very strenuous hike the next day. Exploring these meadows fit the bill since they are a short distance from camp. Their proximity to the Lockett Meadow spring and the seclusion of these meadows evidently appeals to the local elk herds. Their well worn and recently used trails were everywhere. I followed one of the more well worn trails that led NW through the meadows and threaded it's way through fallen trees in an Aspen grove. Large pine trees were scattered throughout the meadows and the solitude of this off-trail area was a nice retreat from the traffic flowing through the nearby campground. I was tempted to strike off straight up hill towards the waterline trail but reminded myself that this was supposed to be a day of rest. The topo map indicates the hillside gets very steep but how steep can it be, it's covered with trees. : rambo : Continuing on a loop around the perimeter of the meadows I encountered an old cement watering trough near the road as well as what looked like a demolished cement dam probably constructed by the CCC in the 1930's. The water supply had probably been the nearby Lockett Meadow Spring. Back at camp I settled in a chair in the shade of tall pine trees and read the remainder of the afternoon.
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