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2022-09-24  
Lynx Creek Ramble, AZ
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9 by photographer avatarWhiffer
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Lynx Creek Ramble, AZ 
Lynx Creek Ramble, AZ
 
Hiking6.32 Miles 931 AEG
Hiking6.32 Miles   2 Hrs   58 Mns   2.26 mph
931 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 
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My plan to hike Salida Gulch Trail #95 was scuttled when I saw Lynx Creek from the parking lot for Gold Pan Trail #444. I had parked at the Lynx Creek Ruins Trailhead just off Walker Road and walked down the road instead of driving, because it wasn't far and I didn't know what condition the road was in. I ended up taking Trail #444 to Trail #442 which I first took east to Homestead Trail #305, an intersection I'd passed a few times while hiking Trail #305, then turned around and hiked to the other intersection of Trails #442 and #305 about a mile to the south. Next I returned on Trail #442 to near Lynx Creek and went upstream on Trail #445 until I reached the dam that forms Lynx Lake. I retraced my route on Trails #445 #442 and #444 to the parking lot for Trail #444 and continued north on the road that parallels Lynx Creek until I reached the parking lot at the trailhead for Salida Gulch Trail,marked as Trail #9263. I wanted to get in at least 6 miles, so I took the road back to Trail #305 which I hiked north and west to Walker Road, then back to the car. The photos show Lynx Creek near the dam and the Salida Gulch Trailhead, plus some of the plants along the trail. Most of the hike was in the Highlands Center for Natural History, so there's a helpful sign identifying two patches of poison ivy, as seen in the photos.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
poison ivy (not flowering), common yarrow, Arizona Thistle, purple prairie verbena, but mostly small yellow and white daisy-like flowers.
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