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Sep 05 2021
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Garden Party #324Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 05 2021
nonotTriplogs 511
Hiking6.00 Miles 640 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
640 ft AEG
 
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1st trip
As the weather was getting hot, tried to get a quick hike in before it reached broil. Finished with temps hitting 85 degrees and it wasn't even noon yet.

The Willow creek riparian zone is by far the most beautiful section of the Thumb Butte area in my opinion.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Fireplace Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
Lots of water in the area

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Willow Creek Heavy flow Heavy flow
Suprisingly substantial flow down Willow creek
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 Prescott, AZ
Firewater Trail #325Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar May 08 2021
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Hiking1.18 Miles 34 AEG
Hiking1.18 Miles      32 Mns   2.28 mph
34 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Firewater Trail is one of the trails in the Spence Springs Basin just west of Prescott, Arizona. For a full description of the trails in the Spence Springs Basin, see the description of Noodle Loop Trail #760 which is the only trail from the the Spence Springs Trailhead. Firewater Trail is the southern-most of two trails that have one end in the Spence Springs Basin and the other end at a trail near the Thumb Butte parking lot. The west end of Firewater Trail is where Javelina Trail #332 and Willow Creek Trail #704 meet near the fireplace that gives Fireplace Spring its name at the South Fork of Willow Creek. From there, Firewater Trail climbs up to West Trail #318 about a half mile northwest of where West Trail starts/ends at Pine Lakes Trail #316 which is 1/4 mile north of the Thumb Butte parking lot. The west end of Firewater Trail is about 2.5 miles from the Spence Springs Trailhead via Noodle Loop Trail #760, Willy Nilly Trail #707 and Willow Creek Trail #704, or about 2 miles from the Iron Springs Trailhead via Javelina Trail #332.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
In May, look for a claret cup cactus blooming behind a rock on the south side of the trail about half way
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average hiking speed 2.28 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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