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O'Leary PeakFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 10 2018
DixieFlyer
Hiking10.40 Miles 2,380 AEG
Hiking10.40 Miles   4 Hrs   20 Mns   3.03 mph
2,380 ft AEG      54 Mns Break
 
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I had originally planned to hike Humphreys Peak on this day, but since it was closed due to the fire danger that currently exists, I decided to make my first ever hike up to O'Leary Peak.

I thought that this was a very nice hike, and it is one that I would do again. We went up to the fire tower, and then on the way down we took a side trip up to the true summit of O'Leary Peak. On the way back, we stopped and walked through a field of lava not too far from the trail head.

The views at the fire tower were really neat -- you can look down on Sunset Crater, Strawberry Crater, and Darton Dome; Mount Elden, Hunphreys Peak, and Kendrick Peak can be seen quite well; and to north you can see the Painted Desert.

It was windy up on the fire tower. I asked the ranger about the wind, and she said that it was less windy than being on the tower atop Mount Elden.

This hike reminded me of a mini-Mount Ord hike. It was an easy-to-walk trail, although it did get a bit steep toward the end.

My Garmin GPS recorded that the elevation at the true summit was 44' higher than at the base of the fire tower.

On the drive into the TH, we saw 25+ antelope feeding in a field along FR 545.
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