Did half of this as an out-n-back. It was blistering cold heading in. Not expected for any hike in June... in Arizona! Okay it was upper thirties which is cold to me.
The views from the start are likely in the top ten for the entire AZT. The mature yet well thinned forest is just postcard beautiful. The canyon creeping in and Humphreys on the horizon give it the dynamite nod.
That's about it, the rest of the trail if you can call it a trail blows. Okay it's not that bad but hiking the sidewalks of Flag are only good for resupply. Which is why this segment exists for thru hikers. I turned around at Buffalo Park and hiked back naked. About half of that is true. The video tells no lies...