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Fremont & Doyle PeaksFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 18 2010
Hansenaz
Hiking13.00 Miles 4,625 AEG
Hiking13.00 Miles   8 Hrs   30 Mns   1.53 mph
4,625 ft AEG
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Hiked Fremont Peak from Snowbowl. Walked with the crowds for two hours to the Humphrey's saddle and it felt good to branch right at the top. I ran into a few other hikers on that less traveled side - all seemed to be doing a Kachina-Weatherford loop, some dayhikers, some backpackers. It was another hour to the next saddle (between Fremont and Agassiz). From the saddle I bushwacked up the ridge to the top...the going wasn't too bad, but there was a little more up and down than I expected. It took me a little over an hour from the saddle. Nice view from the top and the recently burned area was obvious (unfortunately my camera was acting up by then). As others have noted, not many names in the register but someone deposited a new book on Sept. 6 - I was the first to sign it.

I took a different route down...pretty much down the west-north scree slope, intending to find a shortcut to the Weatherford Trail. This worked OK, but it was no shortcut: about an hour to the trail then at least 20 min. up the trail to get back to the saddle (some maps call this the Doyle saddle but it has to be the Fremont saddle, again the one between Fremont and Agassiz).

I had thought I might try to drop down to the Kachina from this saddle but I had a late start and it was already almost 4PM, so I went back the way I came. There was a friendly Ptarmigan on the trail near the saddle - first one I've seen in AZ. I had a bit of bad luck just below the Humphrey's saddle: slipped awkwardly and managed to hit my face on a rock. Today, I look like I got punched and people are unlikely to believe this was a hiking accident...sheesh!

My GPS track suffered from numerous lost signals in the trees. The GPS unit said 13.5mi, the imported track says 11.7mi...I don't know how far a hike this is but it's a good day's work.
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