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Apr 08 2018
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Stoneman Lake Paddle, AZ 
Stoneman Lake Paddle, AZ
 
Kayak avatar Apr 08 2018
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April Fool! Joke's on me! Stoneman Lake, one of the only natural lakes in Arizona, is completely dry. :cry:

I was on my way up 17 to Flagstaff (my home for a while), having gone to the Lake Pleasant Paddle Fest for several days. I had the boat with me, of course. Since I had heard about Stoneman Lake for about 30 years, but had never seen it, I thought, "What the heck, I want to do a lot of new things this year. I'll stop by there and maybe even go for a paddle!"

I had seen many photos of that lake, always showing water in it. However, today there appeared to be only a couple of very small ponds, no more than 10 feet across, in the middle of the area, and that was it.

Well, Wikipedia does say that the lake dries up from time to time: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoneman_Lake

Sigh...
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Jan 24 2018
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 Avondale,Az
Stoneman LakeCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 24 2018
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Hiking1.82 Miles 23 AEG
Hiking1.82 Miles      47 Mns   2.32 mph
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I started to drive to Flagstaff in search of snow. I noticed there wasn't a lot of snow on Humphreys, so I changed my pans. I saw the turn off for Stoneman Lake, and took it. We drove to the lake in hopes to find a little snow. It was a nice easy hike, with great weather. The dogs really enjoyed their time here.
We then drove to Mormon lake. We didnt stay very long, just a quick stop at the store.
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average hiking speed 2.32 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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