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Humphrey's Figure 8, AZ
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Humphrey's Figure 8, AZ 
Humphrey's Figure 8, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 24 2014
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Hiking36.78 Miles 6,788 AEG
Hiking36.78 Miles   13 Hrs   50 Mns   3.32 mph
6,788 ft AEG   2 Hrs   45 Mns Break
 
1st trip
I started at the Schultz trail-head and did the following trails to a figure 8

Weatherford trail
Inner Basin
Waterline
Bear Jaw
Abineau
Waterline all the way back to the Jeep

Weatherford:
The sun was warm but the wind was chilly. I went just past the Inner basin turn-off to make it to 11,000 feet

Inner Basin
Much warmer and neat views of the peaks and some snow
At the Inner Basin/Waterline intersection, a group of hikers stopped me and chatted a bit. I got distracted and went down the wrong road! Instead of going on the waterline, I went down an old abandoned road to the Inner basin TH :doh:

Bear Jaw
Started off rough but then turned out to a great trail

Abineau
An uphill junkies delight. The trail climb and climbs. But the payoff is a great views of the peaks!

Waterline
The trail is 100% clean from the inner basin to Schultz tank. The forest service spent a lot of time/energy to clean all the dead fall from the Schultz fire. The forest service also install cement on all the drainage's. They must expect some major run-off this monsoon season.
It was dark for 2/3 of this trail, but I did notice that the Schultz fire destroyed most of the trees along the road and now there’s views of Flagstaff and US180. I could see the city lights on the hike out.

It was a fun hike. This was the maiden voyage for my new rugged, waterproof camera. I tried out a lot of the settings.
If I were to do it again, I would go down Abineau and up the Bear Jaw. That steep climb
The temps got very chilly (almost cold) when the sun went down. I had to put on a wind breaker
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