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Prescott Lakes Tour, AZ
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Prescott Lakes Tour, AZ 
Prescott Lakes Tour, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 25 2018
joebartels
Hiking21.16 Miles 3,454 AEG
Hiking21.16 Miles   9 Hrs      2.48 mph
3,454 ft AEG      29 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
A Bruce loop I wasn't crazy about heading in due to the humidity. Several motorcycle groups at the trailhead. Friendly, never saw any on our hike. #9854 was sweet for a half mile. Juniper blah took over and AS EXPECTED it was muggy sweat city heading up to #62.

The SW portion of #62 we hiked is pretty nice. Good pines, nice views. Luckily we took a break at 5 miles. Then strolled down to Goldwater Lake for a quick peek. Back on loop we closed in on the high point in an active thunderstorm. Great to see rain for change. Unfortunately it postponed lunch until 17.7 miles and mentally checked out.

The shortest lunch in memory apparently did the trick. The rest of the hike was dog gone enjoyable I tell ya. After an 18 year hiatus I returned to #311. It's changed big time. Signage threw me off a tad. Back home I attached the FS PDF to the description. Perhaps it's changed. It is or was a loop according to the 2014 FS document. Easy to follow regardless.

After a sweat bath and a storm that lingered for never ending renditions of Crystal blue persuasion this hike ended (hallelujah) as a winner.
Flora
Flora
Western Dayflower
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
substantial areas of smaller species, moderate overall with good variety

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Deer Lick Spring Dripping Dripping
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout 100% based on trickling creek right now.

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
Overflowing, plenty even for notoriously large honkin' groups.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Smith Ravine Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout Hell it is pouring rain right now, just look up and say ahhh!

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
Always a solid player, never left thirsty.
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- joe

Social media figured out a wilderness profit angle. Shamelessly profit on anything driven by plugging the crap out of Havasu, etc. Almost as ethical as a school fundraiser promoted by hookers.
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