User
Pass
help
Destination
Generic
2 Photosets
2011-08-21  
2011-08-21  

Doyle Saddle via Inner Basin, AZ
2011-08-2114 by
 
Doyle Saddle via Inner Basin, AZ  
Hiking17.00 Miles          
3,755 ft AEG   
No Route Match
1st Trip Logged
Partners 
RaRoc
I've always heard wonderful things about the Inner Basin and since the road to Lockett Meadow is still closed-- I figured now was the perfect time to check it out. I'm not big on crowds and the extra 3 miles each way is not enough to deter me.

The Inner Basin rules! This is now pretty high on my list of favorite trails. Hiking among those aspens is like being in a fairy tale world. I could live there. The rest of the way to Doyle Saddle is beautiful as well. It does, though, get steeper and steeper and just when you think you can't go on you hit the Weatherford trail which has a really nice gentle grade for that last mile to the saddle.

We finally reached Doyle Saddle and the clouds came rolling in. It began sprinkling and then we started getting nailed with pea sized hail. We decided to take cover under a big pine and wait it out. The storm seemed to be moving quick and we didn't want to risk hiking underneath the storm the whole way back. It didn't take long for things to clear up and we headed back down.

We made awesome time back down and got rained on a little during the last mile. All in all this was an awesome day. I can't wait to do this hike again!
MeteorologyRainbow
_____________________
"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell."
--Edward Abbey
Link Print 
Author
Tough_Boots'

162 Photosets
  2012-02-26
  2012-02-12
  2012-01-28
  2012-01-15
  2011-12-17
  2011-12-04
  2011-11-27
  2011-11-10
  2011-11-05
  2011-10-30
  2011-10-16
  2011-10-07
  2011-09-11
  2011-08-21
  2011-08-20
  2011-08-06
  2011-07-31
  2011-07-23
  2011-07-16
  2011-07-10
Page: 1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6,  7,  8,  9    


HAZ Tracks
record and follow hiking routes
Hike Arizona is member driven as seen above!     Support or

HAZ was created for the love of hiking. Donations keep it online and fund development for future generations.
enjoy hiking & enjoy life


Import/Export to our GPS Editing Cloud App Route Manager


About Books FAQ Go Mobile Shop © 2014 HAZ


Havasu Canyon Trail - Sep 15 2014
I was watching the helicopter make multi-drops of people and supplies when, at one point, a stray horse wandered into the landing field (the gate was open). The guys unloading the supplies chased it around the field until it went back out the gate. Then as it was running up the main drag, another resident must have thought it got loose so he shooed it back into another open gate and back into the field. So now these guys are chasing it around the field again but this time they start pelting it with rocks. The horse was panicking and didn't know where to go. Rocks were being hurled at it from all directions. He ended up falling down after a really hard rock hit and it looked like he broke...
[ read all ]


Mobile Version