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Schoolhouse Gulch Fire Roads, AZ
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Schoolhouse Gulch Fire Roads, AZ 
Schoolhouse Gulch Fire Roads, AZ
Hiking8.60 Miles 1,382 AEG
Hiking8.60 Miles   3 Hrs   29 Mns   2.53 mph
1,382 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
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Started to hike Beans Peaks Loop, but decided early on to do something different. When I realized that nearly half of Beans Peaks Loop is on Goldwater Lakes Trail #396, I turned off on Trail #81 and followed #81 to the Schoolhouse Gulch Trail #67 which is a road between the White Spar Campground Trailhead, where I had parked, to a trailhead near Prescott Pines Camp on School House Gulch Road. As indicated on the GPS route, I turned down one fire road after another. All of them ended near the top of a hill, until the last one continued on as a hiking trail along Schoolhouse Gulch that reached Schoolhouse Gulch Trail #67 in less than a mile. When the trail met the road between the trailheads, I continued east to find out where the other trailhead was located and then returned on the road directly to where I started, because my plan was to hike about 8 miles. One of the most surprising things I saw was a marker (see photo) for the Hassayampa Water Line Project listing Prescott mayor Frank Tull and other people involved in the project in 1962. Not the sort of thing you typically find in the national forest.
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A couple vines near Wite Spar Campground Trailhead
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Wildflowers Observation Light
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