2022 Knoll Lake Sep 2022
For the first time since, the troops has been going to knoll lake two options for hiking were provided
Option 1 – Full Babe Haught Trail #143 to #43 to Knoll lake and back.
This trail climbs up the Mogollon Rim. It has some fairly steep grades and some rocky areas. There are few areas of shade along the trail. The hike starts at the Hatchery Trailhead on Forest Road (FR) 289 North and ends at Forest Road (FR) 300 on the Coconino National Forest. From this point, the Option one group joined the option 2 group for the remainder of the hike.
Option 2 – Babe Haught Trail #43 – Upper segment from FR300 to Knoll Lake. This hike is an out-and-back hike from FR300 to Knoll Lake and back. The hike to/from camp can involve a few small creek crossings. Water shoes (or shoes you can get wet) are recommended for this trip as we camp next to the lake and scouts tend to get their feet wet. Scouts had the opportunity to work on rank requirements plus free time, including Fishing. Knoll lake is stocked with rainbow trout. A Fishing license is required for anyone who touches a fishing pole.
Sunday the Troop returned in the reverse order splitting into two groups for the hikes out. After the hike time was spent at the Arizona Game & Fish Department Tonto Hatchery where we saw how they grow fish for stocking the various lakes streams around the state.