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Labor Day wildflowers and water hike, AZ
mini location map2022-09-03
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Labor Day wildflowers and water hike, AZ 
Labor Day wildflowers and water hike, AZ
Hiking6.02 Miles 642 AEG
Hiking6.02 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   2.33 mph
642 ft AEG
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A few years ago, I posted a Memorial Day wildflower hike in the Spence Springs Basin. This hike on Labor Day weekend of 2022 after two and a half months of monsoon rains rivals that hike. I started on Tin Trough Spring Trail #308 from the Williamson Valley Trailhead near Granite Mountain. Then I veered north on a trail that was easier to follow than Trail #308 which had plants so thick on both sides that the trail was obscured. The recorded route leaves the trail on the way back to take photos and do some rock scrambling and bushwhacking to eventually return to Trail #308. It was a treat for four senses: beautiful flowers, including fragrant Mexican cliffrose on both sides of the trail at one point; the soft caress of whiteflower prairie clover that often obscured the trail; and the pleasing sound of babbling brooks.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
whiteflower prairie clover, camphorweed, common sunflower, Mexican cliffrose, gooseberryleaf globemallow, hairy evening primrose, silverleaf nightshade, sacred datura, tansyleaf aster, purple prairie verbena, common mullein, ashen milkvetch, curlytop gumweed, desert Indian paintbrush, southwestern prickly poppy and more.
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