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Hyde Mountain #6Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 28 2020
rcorfman
Hiking7.71 Miles 2,043 AEG
Hiking7.71 Miles   3 Hrs   44 Mns   2.38 mph
2,043 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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I parked at the trailhead at the end of 95C and started my hike. I was expecting about 5 miles round trip but I missed the turn and took the Grapevine Springs Trail instead of going up to the summit. I ended up walking a bit past Brown Spring before turning around. I was sure to not miss the turn again and made it up to the summit and lookout without trouble.

A lot of the trail is very rocky but I managed easily enough. I really liked the Grapevine Springs Trail as it went through pine and oak and was very pleasant. I saw a good sized set of bear tracks along the trail too.

After the turn to the summit, there is a marked lower saddle and upper saddle. Not far past the upper saddle, there is a turn off for a trail down towards Brown Spring. I didn't see it when I was down there and it looked overgrown and lightly used so I'm not sure how easily it would have been to use.

The views from the lookout are exceptional and give one a good sense of what the Camp Wood area is like. I'll have to come back and explore some more.

It looks like the lookout is boarded up and no longer in use, even though some of the equipment seems relatively new.

While looking around at the summit, I noticed I was at the tail end of one of those mass lady bug conventions. I moved a rock looking for a geocache and there was hundreds of lady bugs on it and the one it was next too. There were also thousands of beetle shells from others that had finished their lives.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Brown Spring Dripping Dripping
Wet, puddled ground at spring. small pools maybe 30 to 50 yards below spring past broken troughs.
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