Watson Lake Day Hike; Prescott, July 3, 2020 GPS Map

When Beatrix and I started hiking, we missed a turn and began walking on the Prescott and Phoenix Railway grade. Rails to Trails. Then we turned around and found the trail. It was hot, so we didn’t go all the way around the lake but just explored its northwest shore.

It’s a good thing we did it that way. On our walk back to the trailhead it clouded up, became cool, and then there was thunder. Beatrix felt the first drops of rain. But we got back to Peavine Trailhead before the rain started in earnest. Then when we were driving home through Prescott Valley, it poured.

We met hikers, bicycle riders, and Frisbee golf players on the trail. Horses had been there—my nose knows.

:)  Thanks to my daughter Beatrix for going with me!


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Bland Hill and Bumble Bee, Arizona, from Sunset Point.
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Scouring Rushes in the woods.
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Why don’t you come in and stay for a while?
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The lizard who didn’t run away soon enough.
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The grass is well watered at this end of the lake.
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Scouring Rushes and the Granite Dells.
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There have been floods here.
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Driftwood and granite boulders.
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Horizontal stripes on the boulders indicate past water levels.
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Gooney birds like the rocks.
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Medicago lupulina - Black Medick
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Calandrinia ciliata - Fringed Redmaids
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Convolvulus arvensis - Field Bindweed
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Datura wrightii - Sacred Thorn-apple
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Bumble bees like bull thistles.

  More Hike Pictures updated July 4, 2020