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Prescott Lakes Tour, AZ
mini location map2019-08-03
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Prescott Lakes Tour, AZ 
Prescott Lakes Tour, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 03 2019
joebartels
Hiking18.90 Miles 2,838 AEG
Hiking18.90 Miles   7 Hrs   50 Mns   2.73 mph
2,838 ft AEG      55 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
Route Scout GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View
Very nice Pine forested loop.

We weaved through morning hellos along the shore of Lynx Lake on the #311. My favorite AZ lake, yet understandably too manicured and civilized for haters. Homestead Trail #305 is a solid pine jaunt.

Smith Ravine Trail #297 was temporarily closed due to flying debris according to the sign 1.4 mi from it's northern terminus. We heard machinery that sounded like it was chewing up trees. Bruce quickly figured out a detour utilizing Walker Road. Cars occasionally whizzed by on the 40mph road at a nice clip creating a nice breeze.

Humidity kicked hard continuing on through Watershed Trail #299. Which prompted a unanimous 2-0 vote to skip Goldwater Lake this round and admire from above.

Lunched along Ranch Trail #62 on the return leg. Two nearby storm cells entertained but never netted more than a sprinkle and hope for cooler temps.

Sevenmile Gulch Trail #9854 is the double edged sword of this loop. Great views but steep and semi loose. We descended today. Not enjoyable, better than ascending in the humidity.

Grateful to get out of the 110+ frying pan, grateful to return. Felt damn good stepping back into the drier devil.
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water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Smith Ravine Spring Dripping Dripping
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout
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