Escudilla Trail
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Escudilla Trail, AZ
2007-06-178 by
Alpine, AZ
Hiking6.60 Miles   3 Hrs       2.20 mph
1,315 ft AEG   
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I hiked this one with a co-worker and his family.

This is one of the most naturally beautiful hikes I have ever been on. The Aspen trees are everywhere on the first stretch of the trail. The bowl, from which Escudilla got its name, looks like the last scene from The Sound of Music; with a lovely meadow surrounded by Aspen, Fir and Spruce.

But enough about aesthetics; this was a warm-up for Humphries, and since I'd been to the top of Mount Baldy as a teenager, I decided to do the third highest peak, to test my altitude ability. The only problem I had was a major headache.

There is a sign to the Government trail (see photo), but there doesn't appear to be any trail there, so this might be a tough one to follow.

There was a fire observer at the lookout tower, and we chatted for a bit. The true summit is a bit North (see photo), but I didn't make it there.

I recommend this one before the monsoon season hits, as you are in open meadows quite a bit.
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