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Mormon Mountain Trail #58Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Snowshoeing avatar Mar 01 2018
chumley
Snowshoeing9.75 Miles 1,860 AEG
Snowshoeing9.75 Miles   5 Hrs   17 Mns   1.95 mph
1,860 ft AEG      17 Mns Break
 
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I decided to take advantage of the recent storm and celebrate the first day of spring with a trip to higher elevations.

I was able to snowshoe right from my truck! :y:

The south facing slope is a bit thin lower down, but once above the switchback the orientation got better and by 8000 feet there was a good winter snowpack. In general it ranged from 14"-20", but there were spots at the top where it was over 35".

I need to find places to snowshoe where I'm not the one breaking the trail. It's exhausting! When I topped out on the road, I was pleasantly surprised to see that a track vehicle had been by, presumably for maintenance on the tower farm at the summit. It was so nice to have a packed down trail to follow for a change!

I hit up the highest point, with great views of all the peaks to the north, before heading back down. The exposed spots had started to melt, and I opted to drop the snowshoes at about 7800 feet. A few patches had gone bare, and I was able to use my uphill steps to maneuver through the remaining deep snow sections.

Near the bottom, I checked out the Dairy Springs Loop and then headed over on the Ledges Trail for a view of Mormon Lake. All in all, a pretty good day! :)
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