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Lynx Lake Tour, AZ
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7 by photographer avatarThe_Eagle
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Lynx Lake Tour, AZ 
Lynx Lake Tour, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 03 2019
The_Eagle
Hiking18.91 Miles 3,113 AEG
Hiking18.91 Miles   7 Hrs   51 Mns   2.70 mph
3,113 ft AEG      50 Mns Break16 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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I've done variations of this loop 3 times previously. This is the first time going Clockwise.
Joe and I were joined by our July/August hiking friend, Hugh Midout. He stuck with us all day.

Lynx Lake was as picturesque as always, with just a few fishermen and coffee-sippin' hikers seen.

3.5 miles in, on the Homestead Trail, we had to bypass around the closed portion of the trail where they were doing some forest trimming.

At the Smith Ravine Trail, we passed through the packed TH of a dozen or so cars. I'd never seen a single car here before. Later on the climb up we passed a small group of Boy Scouts and a larger group from the Phoenix Ski Club.
I really enjoy this trail climbing through the pines.

The Watershed Trail is a multi use trail that we were the only ones using. Great views along this ridge line.

With our friend Hugh still hanging around and the rumble in the distance, we passed on the side trip to Goldwater Lake.

IMO, the Ranch Trail is the gem on this loop. It's a great trail, with a steady gentle climb and views through the pines

The Sevenmile Gulch Trail is steep and loose, but required to finish the loop.

We lucked out on the thunder, lightning and rain. There were two storms that went around us. We felt only sprinkles
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Deer Lick Spring
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated

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 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Sevenmile Tank 1-25% full 1-25% full

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Smith Ravine Spring Dripping Dripping
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