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mini location map2012-06-09
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Weatherford-Doyle-Humphreys Saddle, AZ 
Weatherford-Doyle-Humphreys Saddle, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 09 2012
The_Eagle
Hiking22.60 Miles 5,740 AEG
Hiking22.60 Miles   11 Hrs   56 Mns   2.24 mph
5,740 ft AEG   1 Hour   50 Mns Break16 LBS Pack
 
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A trip to the High country to beat the heat.
Neither of us had ever done the entire Weatherford #102 before, now we have.
I also wanted to get up Doyle and maybe Fremont.

On this day the temps were pretty nice. At times we were both hot and cold though. The sun was warm, and when exposed to them, the winds felt almost hurricane strength.

Just ask Joe and he'll tell you exactly where the wrecked truck is on the way up.
Once we got to Doyle saddle, Joe took a siesta, and I made for Doyle. It was going good until I got to a spot that was loose and I was on all fours going up. I looked at my GPS and it said I was still .25 miles from the peak. I was getting dizzy from the altitude, so thought it best to go back down. When I look at my track now, I was ever so close to cresting the steep part and then walking a gentle rise to the actual high point.

I went back down, collected sleeping beauty, we cached a qt for the way down, and we were off to Fremont Saddle for lunch.

The altitude affected me more on this trip up then any before. The wind didn't help matters either. I was having trouble catching my breath. I stopped and hunkered down behind some rocks at the Humphreys Saddle to get out of the Gale force winds. Joe pushed on to the peak.

Once we were on our way back and loosing altitude again I was fine again, albeit tired.

The trip from Humphrey Saddle to Doyle Saddle passed pretty quickly. The trip from Doyle Saddle to the Schultz Tank TH went on forever. It's 7 miles, not the 6 miles they say on the sign.

We witnessed an interesting heated argument on the way down and Joe was embarrassed.

Another great day in the State of Arizona!
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