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Secret MeadowFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 18 2016
whycoyote
Hiking2.40 Miles 980 AEG
Hiking2.40 Miles   1 Hour      2.40 mph
980 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break5 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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This is a sweet little hike that is completely off trail up the steep side of a cinder cone. Other routes showed hikers going straight up, then straight down. I tried to put a little switchback in our hike.

This was the first time I was using Route Scout to track a hike, so after messing around with it a little we set off around 9am. The cinders were an interesting challenge, as was the elevation. I was hiking at 3,000 ft. above where I live, and my hiking partner was at double that. We both got winded and had to rest periodically, using that time to admire the sweeping views from Red Butte to the northwest and the San Francisco Peaks to the southeast.

Coming up the last steep section onto the rim of the cinder cone was exhilarating. At the rim the abundant wildflowers were beautiful. Strolling along the edge and looking into the meadow was thoroughly enjoyable. We decided not to go down into the meadow at this point as time was limited. As we traversed the rim we decided to make our way down where there were trees, to see how that slope was. It was just as steep!

This area is pristine and hopefully it will remain that way. Be respectful and leave no trace if you decide to do this hike.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Isolated
This hike yielded no autumn colors. The rest of the area had very isolated change on aspens.
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