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Parsons Trail #144Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Backpack avatar Apr 23 2021
jtaylor
Backpack8.00 Miles 600 AEG
Backpack8.00 Miles
600 ft AEG
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John and I kicked-off the weekend with a great brunch at Red Rooster Café. The trailhead was pretty busy so Preston gave the greenlight for us to start without him to nab a site. Going in was more exposed than I remembered and we were sweating pretty good despite the mild 75-degree high. We eventually found a great shaded site away from people and across the water from the trail and filtered water to quench our thirst.

After lazily setting-up camp, we lounged and imbibed as the masses made their way in, glad to have secured our spot. Special thanks to whoever left enough firewood for the first night! Preston finally made it in around 8pm, exhausted after days of camping and hiking beforehand.

The next day was a lazy one for John and me. John wasn't feeling well for some reason and I was content chilling and sleeping in the breezy, bird-song-filled canopy. Preston of course hiked all the way back to the car for something. Later, I remarked to John how much I loved whiskey but it's just better with ice (he wasn't in agreement for some reason). Not 5 minutes later, Preston returned and announced that his backpack was filled with ice. Man I love that guy!

We left pretty early the next morning due to time constraints. Hiking out was much shadier and less crowded. Meia seemed much more comfortable out of the sun. Preston and I took the time to jump into a large pool to cool off and clean up before the last leg out. It was quiet enough that I vowed to return sometime mid-week.

Lunch was great Mexican food and a couple beers at Concho's. Then down the hill and back to reality. Great trip to unwind!
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Plenty of penstemon and some columbine.
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