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Prescott Lakes Loop, AZ
mini location map2018-08-25
15 by photographer avatarThe_Eagle
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Prescott Lakes Loop, AZ 
Prescott Lakes Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 25 2018
The_Eagle
Hiking21.39 Miles 3,509 AEG
Hiking21.39 Miles   9 Hrs      2.54 mph
3,509 ft AEG      34 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
A start just after 7am, Sunny skies, temps in the upper 60's, humidity was thick.

Sevenmile Gulch Trail #9854 is multi use. When we arrived, there were a dozen motorcycles in the process of getting ready. This was the last that we'd see them, or any, all day. This trail climbs 1000 feet in a bit over 2 miles, with 2 steeper sections.

Ranch Trail #62 is a favorite of mine up here. Nice trail conditions and views.

We were on Goldwater Lake Trail #396, just long enough to checkout the lake. There were just a few kayaks on the lake.

The Watershed Trail #299 is the 2nd substantial climb on this loop. Once into the pines, it roller coasters a ridgeline until reaching Spruce Mountain Rd. The skies were rumbling just to the east. Once on on the road, the skys opened up for the next 2-1/2 hours.

We hit the Smith Ravine Trail #297 and the rain and lightning was still going strong. It was good to start loosing some elevation, but the trail was a raging creek.

On the homestretch with the Homestead Trail #305. Finally after 12 miles without a break, the rain let up enough for a quick lunch. All the normally dry washes were running strong.

We debated which side of the lake to go around on the Lynx Lake Loop #311. We made the correct choice, the spillway was running, making our access from the east side, not possible.
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Lynx Lake Lynx Lake Dam
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate

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
Water running over the spillway

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Sevenmile Tank 1-25% full 1-25% full
puddles from recent heavy rains

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Smith Ravine Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
The ravine was running strong from the current rainstorm.

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
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