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Peak 11,673 - Kachina WA, AZ

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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance One Way 0.48 miles
Trailhead Elevation 11,353 feet
Elevation Gain 338 feet
Accumulated Gain 338 feet
Avg Time One Way 30 min
Kokopelli Seeds 1.61
Interest Off-Trail Hiking & Peak
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
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18  2020-10-09
Fremont Peak Loop
12  2020-07-16
Fremont - Doyle - Schultz
11  2020-07-05
Fremont - Doyle - Schultz
12  2020-06-27
Fremont Peak from the Inner Basin
2  2020-06-27
Schultz Peak
14  2020-06-15
Humphreys - Fremont Loop
11  2019-10-10
Fremont Peak Loop
25  2016-08-28
Fremont & Doyle Peaks
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Author chumley
author avatar Guides 78
Routes 679
Photos 14,638
Trips 1,523 map ( 11,346 miles )
Age 47 Male Gender
Location Tempe, AZ
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Preferred   Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct → Any
Seasons   Late Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  6:42am - 5:38pm
Official Route
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Coconino National Forest
Just a bump on the road
by chumley

Likely In-Season!
Peak 11,673 is a bump on the ridge west of Fremont Peak. It is marked on USGS Topo Maps but features no benchmark or other distinguishing feature. This is an off-trail scramble over rough terrain.

Note that traveling off-trail above 11,400 feet is illegal in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness ... however, the slopes of Fremont Peak including Peak 11,673 are exempt from this order.

This description covers only the half-mile ascent from the Weatherford Trail up to 11,673. Most hikers will make this trip as part of an ascent of Fremont Peak, or other off-trail options. (See Fremont and Doyle Peaks andFremont Peak SE Ridge

From the saddle, make your way up the ridge, passing by a couple of campsites and some historical rusty things. The climb requires a bit of route-finding due to dense tree growth and some class-3 scrambling. Try to stay close to the crest of the ridge as you climb.

The climb reaches the high-point of the climb somewhere around 11,690 feet before turning east along the ridge to the lower 11,673 point marked on topo maps. Return the way you came, or continue up to Fremont. Enjoy the views of Flagstaff about 8 miles south.

Camping is prohibited above 11,400 feet in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness or in the Inner Basin (see map and forest order. Camping is permitted along the Weatherford Trail at both Doyle and Fremont saddles, and any elevation on Fremont or Doyle peaks as they are outside of the restriction area. There are no water sources nearby.

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2020-04-23 chumley
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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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Map Drive
Connector trail - Not Applicable

To hike
As described, this hike begins where the Weatherford Trail crosses Doyle Saddle (between Agassiz and Fremont peaks, incorrectly labeled on some maps). You can get to this point via the Inner Basin Trail or the Weatherford Trail from either Schultz Pass or the Humphreys Summit Trail but will add a minimum of 4.7 miles and 2400 feet of gain.
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