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Aug 02 2015
The_Eagle
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 Far NE Phoenix,
Prescott lakes tour, AZ 
Prescott lakes tour, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 02 2015
The_Eagle
Hiking23.42 Miles 3,846 AEG
Hiking23.42 Miles   9 Hrs   28 Mns   2.69 mph
3,846 ft AEG      45 Mns Break16 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
A last minute plan B hike.
I decided to recycle and tweak a previous hike to his area.

Temps were pretty good as the shade and breezes were nice. A nice 67 to start, to a high in the upper 80's.

I only crossed paths with a handful of people all day on the trails.

Seven Mile Gulch Trail #9854, is exposed and the steepest climb of the day. Best to do early. It's also a mixed use trail, so you could run into motorcycles. The Watershed #299 is also mixed use.

The Ranch Trail #62 and Smith Ravine Trail #297 still are my favorites. Plenty of shade, decent trail tread and nice views.

The Goldwater #396 trail is nice also, but can get busy, but not on this day.

Homestead #305 is a roller coaster through the conifers.

There are plenty of shorter and longer loop opportunities in the area utilizing the many trails out there.

I still need to try the restaurant on the North end of Lynx Lake.
Open Thurs - Sunday for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
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Anybody ever try it?
Fauna
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Mule Deer
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Wildflowers Observation Light

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Deer Lick Spring Dripping Dripping
Wet area to filter

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Lower Goldwater Lake 76-100% full 76-100% full
Plenty to filter

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Lynx Lake 76-100% full 76-100% full
Also water available in the campgrounds area

dry Sevenmile Tank Dry Dry
Damp, may be able to get something in a pinch

dry Smith Ravine Spring Dry Dry
Nothing at the trail crossing

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Upper Goldwater Lake 76-100% full 76-100% full
Plenty to filter, or use the faucets
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There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
Dave Barry
average hiking speed 2.69 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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