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10 by photographer avatarJuanJaimeiii
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Bill Williams Mountain TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 15 2011
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking7.00 Miles 2,256 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.80 mph
2,256 ft AEG
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So recently when out hiking with Johnlp up near Williams, AZ I said it would be cool to hike Bill Williams Mountain Trail, Kendrick Mountain and then Elden in the same day. Kind of a "Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner" thing". He laughed and said I should to it to push myself. It went from a cool idea to a great little challenge.

Today I set out to have my Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Hiking Northern Arizona Style. What a cool day!

Here we go:

Leave Scottsdale last night after work and head up to Williams where I stayed the night. Up at 7 and on the trail after a brief stop at Circle K. Hike starts at 8:17 and off I go for "Breakfast". I have to tell you that this is one of the coolest trails to hike as it is really scenic and there is a ton of shade from all the trees as you progress up. I felt like I was in a lush garden under a canopy of Aspens and Firs. I pretty much had the trail to myself the whole way up as I only saw a Forest Ranger on the trail. As I approached the top I went out on the Rock Outcropping and the views were dynamite. Final stretch on up to the Fire Tower where I met Don the Fire Ranger. Super cool and accommodating guy. Spent about 10 minutes with him and had to be on my way as I had lunch plans with Kendrick. Down I went on and hit the car by the Ranger Station at 10:47am.

As a side note I followed this trail as prescribed but I feel it is only around 7 miles not 8. I say this based on my time up and back. I don't have a GPS but I feel pretty in tune with my speed and I don't want to over state.

Photos to follow tomorrow as I am staying the night in Flag.
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