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Salida Connection Trail #9263 - 2 members in 3 triplogs have rated this an average 3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Sep 27 2020
Booneman
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40 male
 Joined Nov 25 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Salida Gulch Trail #95Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Sep 27 2020
Booneman
Run/Jog9.10 Miles 914 AEG
Run/Jog9.10 Miles   1 Hour   37 Mns   5.63 mph
914 ft AEG
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1st trip
I started from my campsite at Lynx Campground, took 305 to 311 to 94 to Salida Gulch and completed the entire loop. This was a great trail run with a tremendous amount of variety.
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Jul 27 2020
LosDosSloFolks
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65 male
 Joined Feb 10 2019
 Cave Creek, AZ
Salida Gulch Trail #95Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 27 2020
LosDosSloFolks
Hiking4.53 Miles 513 AEG
Hiking4.53 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   2.01 mph
513 ft AEG      25 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
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1st trip
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Hike #1 of 2 today as we traveled to Prescott for a second week in a row to beat the heat in the valley. This loop is a real winner. We had looked at photos online and decided to give it a go but it turned out to be a "sleeper". First car at the trail head a little after 6 am. We went CCW to hike what was said to be the more exposed western side of the loop first. Figured being in the sun while it was 15 degrees cooler might help. There was plenty of shade so either direction of travel would have been fine. This is one of those short trails that is so nice you would likely never tire of hiking it on a regular basis.

We took our time as there was much to gawk at having never been on this trail. Heading north on the eastern leg we crisscrossed a stream bed about 20 times. Occasional trickles of water could be heard. Each time the temps would noticeably drop and we would receive a nice breeze. A little bit of heaven compared to the valley. About a mile from the trail head we stopped to check out the petroglyphs we heard were here. Shortly thereafter we came across a rabble of Swallowtail Butterflies. They were very large in size and were coasting about like birds. Quite the sight. We would see more later on during our second hike of the day.

Bottom line...great little hike away from the crowds of nearby Lynx Lake. I liken this trail as similar to Smith Ravine #297 but without all the exertion! I guess ravines are just tougher than gulches. :) The only man made noise we heard during the hike was at the very start...a prospector shaking dirt in his pan. It took a minute to figure that one out!
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Sep 21 2014
mt98dew
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51 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Salida Connection Trail #9263Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 21 2014
mt98dew
Hiking7.00 Miles 805 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   2.63 mph
805 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Partners none no partners
Early morning hike. Did an in and out. Had the sun in my face the entire hike up, and had cloud covered shade on the hike down. Trail was pretty nice though a little rocky/slippery at times. Went skiing a couple times even though I was trying to be careful. Saw 2 doe near the Salida/ Prospector juncture. Quite a few trails in this area that I am going to need to explore, most of which are multi-use trails. Though there was a signed unnamed single track trail that split off from this trail.
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average hiking speed 2.32 mph

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