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Lynx Lake Loiter, AZ
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Lynx Lake Loiter, AZ 
Lynx Lake Loiter, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 21 2020
LosDosSloFolks
Hiking6.93 Miles 710 AEG
Hiking6.93 Miles   4 Hrs   22 Mns   2.01 mph
710 ft AEG      55 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
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1st trip
This was plan B seeing as the TNF is still closed. Our planned hike below the rim will have to wait. We got to the north shore trailhead for a 6:30 start and we were the second car there. It was jam packed on our return. We went CCW (route shown in photoset) to get past the camping and fishing areas quickly as to minimize our contact with people the rest of the hike. Not because of Covid, just cause we don't care to see other people most of the time. :D It worked. We were alone most of the time seeing only a handful of hikers all morning.

We did a side hike up and back on the Hilltop Trail #312 for some gain and just to see it. A short but very pretty trail. Cathy hasn't fallen in quite a while so she was due. She got it over with early on and all is well. I was behind her and it appeared to happen in slow motion as is the usual. On the southern finger of the lake we went past the normally used crossover to head back north and instead followed a little used and very vague trail farther south. This was a great decision as we saw some lovely areas of rock outcroppings and a running stream flowing over some beautiful bedrock formations. We ran across a couple of hummingbirds taking a bath in the stream. :) [ photo ]

We continued the circumference hike on Trail #311 until we hit the John's Tank Trail #94. We took this east to it's terminus with the Salida Gulch Trail. The Salida Trail looks neat and we plan on coming back to hike that loop from a different trailhead. The hike up to Johns Tank was tougher than we thought. The cloud cover we had been blessed with up to this point disappeared and it got very hot and humid. Mid 90's...don't know the RH but we were soaked. :( There were some unknown and unseen bugs that kept buzzing our ears. Never saw one but they sounded like a single engine Cessna. The downhill back to the car was a welcome relief. We saw some nice critters and plants and will show them in the photoset.

On the way back home we stopped at Lucky's BBQ in Dewey for some take-out on the recommendation of our friend Bob [ photo ] who lives in Prescott. Bob, the ribs rock and so do you... thanks!
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