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Prescott Lakes Loop, AZ
mini location map2021-09-25
10 by photographer avatarThe_Eagle
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Prescott Lakes Loop, AZ 
Prescott Lakes Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 25 2021
The_Eagle
Hiking25.24 Miles 3,475 AEG
Hiking25.24 Miles   9 Hrs   35 Mns   2.85 mph
3,475 ft AEG      43 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
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We've done variations of this loop multiple times and it'll be done again.

Seven Mile Gulch Trail is my least favorite. When it's warm or sunny, it's a sweat feast. On this day it was in the 50's and cloudy, but still sweaty. We took a wrong turn and thought it might work out until we decided to back track. This is a multi-use trail that we've never seen anyone on.

Ranch Trail is a jem. Pleasant grades, good views and smooth trails. You will almost always run into hikers or MTB'rs.

We expected to see people on the Goldwater Lakes Trail. Families enjoying the day, hikers, bikers and kayakers. The sprinkles stared for the day.

Watershed Trail is another multi-use trail. We saw noone on the entire length of this trail. The upper east TH has been rerouted since last year. We had a quick 11 minute lunch in high winds, rain and what felt like 45 degree temps, each huddled under our umbrellas. We had to get moving to get some warmth back.

We took our road walk up Spruch Mountain Rd to get on the Smith Ravine Trail. This is another favorite. Tall pines, shade and nice trail tread. The sun finally made an appearance so we finished our lunch break here.

Homestead Trail is a pleasant gentle roller coaster making your way over to Lynx Lake.

The expected dog walkers were abundant on the Lxnx Recreation Trail. Good views of the now calm lake.

We hit part of the Salida Gulch Long Loop and the Highlands Trail to finish things off. Other than the lunchtime squall, perfect weather.

No @Hansenaz was spotted in the Lynx Lake/Creek area
Named place
Named place
Lynx Lake
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate

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

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

dry Sevenmile Tank Dry Dry
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Upper Goldwater Lake 76-100% full 76-100% full
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