Great Trail. We went nearly to Humphreys Peak on this on, so it was farther than 6.9. We might have gone 11.
Bright sunshine in the AM. Dangerous Lightning in the PM. We thought we were going to get wet, but it only sprinkle a little.
All the way to Humphreys from Lockett Meadow is one of the prettiest hikes around. It is uphill all the way, about 4,500 feet difference in about 6 miles. Take water and oxygen.
I worry about people leaving the trail on Agaziz. The surface is soft and crumbly and should be vulnerable to washouts and land slides. How wise is it to go around the snow field where the Borg and I stopped. Yet, most who came to it left the trail to go around. How long will it be before they block off Agaziz because of fear of erosion and damage to the rare tundra plants?
Been there spring, summer and fall. Early in October is a great time to go, because of the Aspen leaves. But this was the best picture environment I have encountered.
A campfire must be extinguished by drowning it with water, stirring with a shovel, and repeating that process until the campfire is cold to the touch. A campfire is still a danger if it has any trace of heat, and must not be left or abandoned. Wildfires can begin by abandoned campfires that rebuild heat on windy days and then blowing embers ignite surrounding grasses and brush.