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10 by photographer avatardlippy1
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Slate Mountain Trail #128Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 16 2013
dlippy1
Hiking2.35 Miles 1,178 AEG
Hiking2.35 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   1.41 mph
1,178 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
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Based on other triplogs, there seems to be quite a discrepancy of the true elevation gain. For me, I use Trimble Backpacker with GPS and it gave me an elevation gain of 1178, which seems to be very similar to a recent log but far different than others. Go figure.
Regardless, it was a beautiful clear day of 80 degrees and as most have previously mentioned, I was the only one on the trail. I did not see any wildlife today, though the cicadas were out in full force (no doubt because of the light rain we had here in Flagstaff yesterday). In all, it was a great hike on a Sunday afternoon, not overly challenging but the panoramic views were well worth the trip.
FR191 to the trailhead is passable with a car, but there are a few spots to be overly cautious around if you do not have high clearance. One note though - it was previously noted that the turnoff to FR191 is exactly 20 miles from Snowbowl Road. It is not. It is just under 18.9 miles, so if you go 20 miles you will be just about to Red Mountain. The best recommendation is to reset your trip right at Snowbowl Road, and when you hit 18.6 mile or so you should see a clearing ahead from the trees you have driven through. FR191 is immediately to the left at the end of the trees and at the beginning of the clearing. If you miss it, there is another FR about 1/4 up the road you can turn around.
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