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This page is meant for folks to post their thoughts on the Saturday group run. I (Neil) will post a blurb about who showed up and where it was held. From there, I hope that other runners will share their thoughts since we often have different experiences on the same run. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sycamore Canyon Rim Trail, aka, Heaven on Earth!

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5 NATRA runners and Dylan ran the rugged Sycamore Rim Trail on the Kaibab National Forest. The trail cross the historic Overland Trail, a military route built in 1863 between Flagstaff and Prescott. It also passes by Dow Springs, an important water source and way station along the military road. Evidence of the stations old buildings are still present as are the remains of a sawmill and railroad grade associated with logging operations in the 1920s. Along the rim trail there are spectacular views of the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness. Closer to the head of the canyon there are pools of crystal clear water laden with beautiful lily pads. After the 8 mile out and back trip, we filled up on the delicious, icy cold water rushing out of the Dow Springs pipe.

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