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Mingus Trail #105A, AZ

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Distance One Way 0.7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,685 feet
Elevation Gain -325 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5 - 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.24
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North Mingus Loop
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Author joebartels
author avatar Guides 241
Routes 829
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Trips 4,849 map ( 24,809 miles )
Age 51 Male Gender
Location Phoenix, AZ
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Preferred   May, Sep, Oct, Apr
Seasons   Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  5:16am - 7:45pm
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where butterflies are born
by joebartels

Overview
Connector trail between #106 & #105. Easy trail, considerably more difficult to access.

Hike
The first thing to consider is getting to the trail. I'd guess the most popular use is a loop with View Point Trail #106 (upper end) and North Mingus Trail #105.

If you do the loop, I suggest counter-clockwise for better views and a little more forgiving on the knees. Nevertheless, this trail is listed from the #105 since the forest service has given it the spur "A" designation of North Mingus Trail #105.

Regardless of how you get to the trail, it's pretty easy in either direction. The views are incredible throughout. Most notably is the birds-eye view of Cottonwood just under 5 miles to the northeast. Looking straight past Cottonwood you should get a decent view of Cathedral Rock in Sedona too!

The healthy Gambel Oaks seem to be the main attraction along this trail. They add the golden blaze early to mid-October foliage season. It's short-lived at maybe a week in prime; tops. If you are lucky enough to tag along with this guy he might lend you some advice on how to make your photos sing.

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2011-09-11 joebartels

    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    page created by joebartels on Sep 10 2011 11:05 pm
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