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 took us 6.5 hours to do the entire loop around the lake. 

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The first part was around the southern end & a portion had been made into a wide gravel path from an old railroad track.

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Views were just as stunning from this side of the lake as we headed towards the rocky harder trail. 

 

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Then the real fun began! Up & into the boulders we went. We did right much rock climbing & scrambling.

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Down we went through small canyons, then back up & over again lots of times! Great views at every turn.

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Whew, some areas required the help of each other to get up & down, so we took lots of short water breaks. The views kept coming! How much further?!?

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All of us were pretty tired when we finally reached the end of the trail. So many pictures & hard to pick the favorites. Pictures don’t always show how beautiful a place really is.

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Great job everyone and awesome hike!

 

 

 

 

 

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