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mini location map2018-10-06
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Ashurst LakeFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 06 2018
Hiking8.00 Miles 49 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles
49 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Decided to camp at Ashurst lake for the weekend, arriving around 11pm on Friday night. Friday night was a pleasant temperature with little wind.

After waking up Saturday, we took a ~8 mile off-trail hike from the campground to see nearby Indian Lake and Ducksnest Lake in a big loop. Although both lakes were dry, it was a nice hike. Stormy skies above the volcanic prairie with mountains around made for a beautiful and awesome backdrop. We were also lucky enough to see a herd of Antelope from a distance near Ducksnest Lake. Saturday evening was colder and quite a bit windier, but comfortable with a fire.

Sunday morning gave us a really nice surprise, with a layer of snow all around us. Waking up to the snow among the junipers next to the lake was great. After a muddy packing-up, we hit the road and drove back to Phoenix through Sedona. The rain and mist in the red rocks was a highlight of the drive home.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Ashurst Lake 76-100% full 76-100% full

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dry Ducksnest Lake Dry Dry

dry Indian Lake Dry Dry

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