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Flagstaff - AZT #33Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 16 2012
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking31.50 Miles 5,100 AEG
Hiking31.50 Miles   9 Hrs   12 Mns   3.42 mph
5,100 ft AEG
 
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Did the resupply route today with a few extras. I started at the beginning of AZT 31 or Marshall Lake Trailhead. Left the Jeep there as that is the end of tomorrows hike (AZT 30). I took 31 to Fisher Point and then took the resupply trail through town. I stopped at a gas station and got a slush puppy because it only seemed appropriate.

Then on up through Buffalo Park and from there up to Shultz Pass. Somewhere in that last couple miles I think the trail may have been re-routed? I was always on the Arizona Trail per the signage but I never hit the Sunset Trailhead. Instead it took me to the junction with the Weatherford trail. From here I hiked out on the Elden Lookout Trail to the Lookout Tower and then down the front of Elden to Hwy 89. My plan was to then walk two miles down the road to my hotel. Bob however was in the area hiking and he came and picked me up and we went and grabbed a bite at the Dog Haus. Very Yummy!

My GPS died at just under mile 29 prior to going up to the lookout. I need to do like Bruce says and start hiking faster. Either that or get a new device. 8 hours just doesn't cut it on some of these AZT passages.

Either way it was a great hike and I have to say I was a bit surprised by this one. I think it gets a bit of a bad rap because of hiking on the roads in town. Truth is that is only for about 3 miles of the passage. The rest is very scenic.

*also important to note that when going under I-40 turn right on the paved road between the two over passes and follow it up to Butler. It isn't signed and feels like you should go straight.
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