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19 hours ago

19 hours ago

Great trail! Only giving four stars because I got spooked by the spiders in the canyon. Also, tour guide (thanks, Stephan!) as great as he was, shined his laser in my LOS (line of sight) a couple times. Other than that, it was perfect! Bring a dog!

Did this trail today (7/20/17), started at 9am and ran into only 3 people the duration of the out and back trail.
Easy to follow the trail. Lots of fun little bugs flying around the pathway. Most people seem to take the other trails so this trail was less traveled. We brought our dog with us and he thoroughly enjoyed it!
*No trash cans or bathrooms for waste* pack it in, pack it out!

Did this hike 7/13 down S. Kaibab with friend and my kids (22,20). Amazing hike and one I'll not forget. Views were awesome but was hot. By the time we made it down at 10:30am. I think it was already over 100. We stayed at phantom ranch and started back up 5:30am after breakfast. If I had to do it over again, I would start at least a couple of hours earlier. It was tough going back up. Took 8 hours with some rests. I looked at the views a lot less going up because I was so tired. Definitely appreciated the shade on the bright angel trail. I could barely walk the rest of the day but worth it!

hiking
22 hours ago

Very convenient to downtown Prescott, and the recreation area itself is a great spot to enjoy the trees and scenery. The trail can be done clockwise or counterclockwise. Clockwise gives you a steeper, but paved ascent. Counterclockwise gives you a more gradual but rocky ascent (and more nature). I did it counter clockwise but would do it clockwise next time. The views will be in front of you if you ascend using the paved route. Benches available on the way up to sit and look out over the landscape. If you do it as a loop , make sure to go all the way to the top and spend a moment at the Memorial to the Yarnell 19.

hiking
23 hours ago

Did this Easter Sunday for the first time. This is a Must Hike if you want to really get into the Supes and see spectacular views. The sight of Weavers as you hit the saddle is breathtaking. Definitely do the extra scramble to the Lone Pine and hang out for a bit and enjoy the view. If you start early in the morning you can have some shade for the first bit of the hike, the rest can be toasty even in Spring so definitely rest and hydrate on the way up, will be some good pockets of shade or outcroppings of rock you can rest under. I would not rate this hard unless you aren't used to desert hiking. I would rate it moderate as there isn't much skill required other than watching where you step and pacing yourself on hotter days.

on Derrick Trail

hiking
23 hours ago

Gave this 5 stars since I did the full loop in May: Derrick to Highline then down Horton. If you only do Derrick it would be a 3 -ish star. Derrick alone is a decent hike, not much shade for the first uphill stretch, and scenery doesn't vary much until you actually hit the intersection with Highline- but definitely lovely views here and there and is a welcome quiet alternative to Horton (In the two times I have done this I've seen a total of 3 other humans). If you have the time to spare and can do a 9.5 miler then I highly recommend the full loop. Keep in mind it gets to almost 7000 feet along the Highline but having Horton as your home stretch is lovely. If you aren't able for a 9-10 mile and still want some change of scenery, you can do Derrick to Highline and continue on the Highline for a bit and just make it an out and back.

hiking
23 hours ago

walking
1 day ago

Simple hike in the historic site. Interesting ruins. Was a fee for entry. Steep stairs to the "island". but doable by most, even if they have to take their time.