Trip to the Prescott Area, September 2013

Mary Ann and I took a day trip to Prescott, Arizona, on September 27, 2013. This post has a description and some pictures.

Our first stop was Lynx Lake. It’s a nice spot. There’s a pretty tame trail around the lake. It’s about a two mile hike. We took our time and took some pictures, and had lunch.

Next, our plan was to go to Watson Lake. On the way there we saw a sign for the Watson Woods Riparian Preserve, and decided to stop there instead. It’s a nice spot with good hiking and lots of birds. The trails aren’t well maintained, but are still passable. When we got down to the water we encountered a birder from the Prescott Audubon Society named David. He said it was a great day for migrating birds. I was looking forward to getting some good pictures, and a free expert guide. Unfortunately, the mosquitoes ruined it for us. They were very thick and eating us up. David said it was very unusual to have so many mosquitoes there. He was prepared for them, but we were in shorts and T-shirts, with no repellent. We decided to give up and come back another day.

Our next stop was downtown Prescott. We walked along Whiskey Row, and stopped at Matt’s Saloon for a beer.

After that we visited our friends Mike and Joy and their ten kids. It was good to see them and my god-daughter Valerie. It was really dumb of me not to get a picture of them.

Here are some pictures:

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  1. Michael Byrd
    Posted July 31, 2014 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Hi Joe & Mary Ann:

    I came across the pictures you posted from your visit to Watson Woods Riparian Preserve last year and wondered if you would be willing to allow Prescott Creeks to use some of them on our website (, eNews, etc. We’re always scrambling for fresh images of what’s happening out there and you got some good ones!

    Sorry to hear the mosquitoes gave you a hard time.

    Thank you.

    • Joe
      Posted August 13, 2014 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

      Yes, you are welcome to use them.

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