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Day 4 in Prescott, AZ, at Lynx Lake

Our final early morning hike before leaving Prescott was around a small lake close to town. After the strenuous hike the day before, this one was just a nice easy stroll through the woods around the lake. We just took … Continue reading

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Day 3 in Prescott, AZ, at Watson Lake

This hike was the highlight of our trip! It was a beautiful blue sky & warm day. Watson Lake is a unique area where the boulders go right down into the lake. It was a 7 mile hike & it … Continue reading

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Day 2 in Prescott, AZ, Goldwater Lake

We changed the planned hike to one that a hotel guest highly recommended. So we hiked the approximate 3-4  miles around the lake to a dam & then a loop trail through the forest. It was a pretty setting & … Continue reading

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Prescott, AZ, Spring Hiking Trip

Nine of the Desert Explorers spent March 21-24 hiking trails in the town of Prescott nestled among mountains & a few lakes. After lunch & checking into the hotel, we hiked the 2.5 miles at Thumb Butte, the icon of … Continue reading

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Wild Burro Trail/Dove Mountain

Starting off a hike on Wednesday with cool and overcast weather was comfortable as we headed down the wash to an old line shack. However, walking in loose small gravel will certainly give the ankles and knees a good workout! … Continue reading

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Saguaro East Cactus Loop

The Wednesday hike let us know that the hot March Spring air was here. Should we admit making a few wrong turns, even with a GPS? This was one of those shorter hikes that almost doubled. We were not lost, … Continue reading

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Madera Canyon Nature Trail/Roger’s Rock

Wednesday was cold and windy as 2 groups of hikers headed to Madera Canyon. Brr..it was even colder at the higher elevation and under the shade of the trees. Both of these hikes have nice views of the valley below … Continue reading

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Ironwood Picnic Area Loop/Alamo Loop

Two groups were off on Wednesday to try and get in a good hike before the rain came. It was cool and overcast but that wouldn’t stop the RCW hearty hikers! This group took the Ironwoood Loop through typical landscapes … Continue reading

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Ironwood Loop

Wednesday’s hike was a pretty easy loop on the Ironwood forest trail. We split the shorter trail into 2 groups because 29 hikers signed up! A smaller group took a longer trail from the same area. The trail also took … Continue reading

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Sabino Canyon/7 Falls

The hike up through a gorgeous canyon was a 6.2 round trip trail. We parked at the Sabino Visitor Center & took the tram ride up to the trail head rather than add even more miles to the hike. We … Continue reading

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