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Woodchute Trail #102Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 26 2003
hegstrom
Hiking8.30 Miles 741 AEG
Hiking8.30 Miles1 Day         
741 ft AEG
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We were looking for another 'cool' location for an Arizona summer time hike. I think this works out very well, but try to get there early to beat the afternoon heat. It started out in the mid 70s and probably ended up in the low 90s. Easy to find and very few people on the trail. We had quite a group with us this time, 9 hikers total, so I guess we were the 'lot of people on the trail'.

We took a long break at the ravine just before Woodchute Tank. Very pleasant spot to break and it had the largest butterflies, not many, but enough to catch your attention.

As has been mentioned the half mile ascent of Woodchute at the end of the trail is quite the 'huffer'. We had several people that seemed to breeze right up, but some of us took several quick breaks to get the heart rate back to normal. The air up there seems to be missing some ... I'm guessing oxygen.

I didn't notice a fork in the trail so can't tell you which way we went once we were on top. However, we did make it all the way across to where the trail virutally goes right through the middle of a large bush with a gate in the middle. Just after that gate there was another gate to the left that I assumed was the trail heading down the backside. We didn't go through that gate but headed down to the right a short distance for an expansive and spectacular view of the north country.

My spouse and I both thought that this felt longer than 8 miles. Maybe it was the temperature, lack of oxygen and 'huffer' ascent to Woodchute.
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