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Inner Basin Trail #29
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Inner Basin Trail #29Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 26 2016
afrankie
Hiking5.97 Miles 1,200 AEG
Hiking5.97 Miles   2 Hrs   50 Mns   2.44 mph
1,200 ft AEG      23 Mns Break
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We rolled up mid-day on a day when we knew there would be passing showers and were greeted by a gray blanket in the meadow, so the initial decision was to set up camp now or later. We bet on lunch and tent now, and as soon as the final tent was staked and sandwich was carved the sky opened. And they didn't close for another 45.

After waiting it out we got on our way, trekking through a damp and misty sea of aspen. This is the densest aspen grove I've hike through and the bright tree barks contrasted against the wet lush ground perfectly. We only bumped into a couple folks who were unfortunate enough to have been stuck in higher elevations during the passing showers, which weren't just showers higher up...

The one thing that really stood out on this hike was how deafeningly quiet the forest was. The winds had passed and surprisingly little water was falling from the leaves below - it was pristinely quiet. Continuing up towards the inner basin I counted more mushroom on this trip than I have in total this year, every shape and color. And fresh raspberries are nice.

Arriving at the inner basin was the highlight even as a cold drizzle picked up. The views of the basin weren't very clear with very low hanging clouds passing, but this added to its own wonder. Initially I was fixated on grabbing cover for a few in the Inner Basin shelter, but a glance in the background just made me giddy. I didn't expect to find freshly fallen white precip on Fremont and just spent the next 30 romping around inside the basin taking in it's wonder.

August snow/hail accumulation in Arizona - the descrip is correct - it doesn't get any closer to Colorado than this. Even on a rainy day this could take my top spot.
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