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Lenox CraterFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 07 2016
hippiepunkpirate
Hiking1.30 Miles 300 AEG
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For those that have followed my journeys in the past, you may or may not recall that I interned at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument back in 2011. I wrote a 5-year Sustainable Hiking Trails Management Plan, and helped design sustainable realignments/improvements of existing trails, as well new designs to expand the park's trail system. At the time, I thought it was unlikely that any of the plan's recommendations would be taken seriously. When my wife I and visited the park on a whim for a short afternoon hike, I was tickled to discover that the Lenox Crater Trail had been realigned into our recommended specifications, making for a better hiking experience, as well as better protecting the fragile volcanic environment. Also based on our plan's recommendations, we found that what used to be a short and rough but popular social trail has been improved to an actual trail (A'a Trail) and new trails were carved north of Lenox Crater: a connector to the Lava Flow Trailhead, and a short trail to a viewshed nearby (Bonito Vista Trail). We did not have time hike any of the other trails, but we were able to hike the new alignment of Lenox Crater Trail. It really turned out better than I imagined at time, in terms of enjoyment, and also the reduction of impact on the landscape. I'm so proud that work I did at this park has actually become something!
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