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Kachina - Weatherford - Humphreys Loop, AZ
mini location map2018-08-04
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Kachina - Weatherford - Humphreys Loop, AZ 
Kachina - Weatherford - Humphreys Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 04 2018
The_Eagle
Hiking20.95 Miles 4,637 AEG
Hiking20.95 Miles   10 Hrs      2.28 mph
4,637 ft AEG      49 Mns Break16 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
After spending a week at sea level, we headed to the high country and "The Peaks" of Flag for the cool weather.

From the Humphrey's lot we headed CCW on the Kachina #150 for just shy of 7 miles. This is a roller coaster through the old growth pines, and my favorite, the wide open views in meadows an ferns.

First time in Weatherford Canyon. There in a decent use trail going through here. The aspens in this section are way thick. This was the warmest portion of the day with no freshening breeze in the dense aspens. This is a great alternative route for going up or down the Weatherford Trail. I will have to re-checkout this out in the fall.

The Weatherford Trail #102, is a steady climb to the Doyle Saddle. Big views on the way up. Saw more people on this section, than ever before. From Doyle Saddle to Agassiz Saddle, is one of my favorite sections of trail in the state. I love the views to the Inner Basin and peaks. I struggled a bit with the elevation.

Reaching the Humphrey's Saddle we were shocked to seen no one.

The Humphreys Summit Trail #51, is my least favorite portion of this loop. No views and endless rocks and roots.

Great weather on the day. We were actually cool in a few places. A return to the valley cured that.


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