username
X
password
register help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
Hermit Trail
104 Photosets

2020-09-12  
2020-01-09  
2019-11-23  
2019-09-21  
2019-01-02  
2018-12-08  
2018-11-09  
2018-09-21  
2017-05-26  
2017-04-22  
2017-04-15  
2017-04-15  
2017-04-07  
2017-03-11  
2016-12-03  
2016-06-02  
2016-05-28  
2016-04-02  
2016-03-31  
2016-03-07  
1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6  
mini location map2018-12-08
12 by photographer avatarLindaAnn
photographer avatar
 
Hermit TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 08 2018
LindaAnn
Hiking18.61 Miles 4,859 AEG
Hiking18.61 Miles   11 Hrs   10 Mns   1.90 mph
4,859 ft AEG   1 Hour   23 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Partners partners
danielac
Started from Hermits Rest just after 5:30am. Cold, but I shed my jacket within the first mile, and wore a heavy long-sleeve shirt and was just fine. The trail was frost covered, but not icy with the exception of about 20 feet about 1/2 mile in. Heading down through the first steep mile or so in the dark slowed us down a little, but after it was bright enough to put the headlamps away, we picked up the pace. The mile and a half along Hermit Creek was probably my favorite part of the day. We were able to avoid getting our feet wet, despite several creek crossings, and reach the River just after 10:30.

We took a long snack break, and I changed to a cooler shirt now that the sunlight had finally reached us for the first time that day. We started heading back up at 11:15 and made faster progress than I thought we would. Getting back into the shadows on the uphill was welcome, as it felt warm despite temps that were mostly in the 40's. We took a short break at Santa Maria Spring, then continued heading up, finishing a little after 4:30. Saw four people all day, all were descending while we were heading back up. Perfect weather all day, and it was nice to finish before sunset.

Route Scout picked up an elevation gain of over 7000', my Garmin recorded 5056'. I was expecting to be around 4800', but I'm going with the 5056' unless someone knows a more accurate figure for this route. ***edited to 4859’.
Named place
Named place
Hermit Rapids

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Santa Maria Spring Dripping Dripping
Trough was full.
_____________________
4 archives
HAZ Member
LindaAnn's
451 Photosets

  2019-03-07
  2019-03-05
  2019-02-28
  2019-02-24
  2019-02-19
  2019-02-18
  2019-02-17
  2019-02-13
  2019-02-01
  2019-01-22
  2019-01-13
  2019-01-05
  2019-01-01
  2018-12-27
  2018-12-08
  2018-12-01
  2018-11-24
  2018-11-03
  2018-10-18
  2018-10-17
1 ... 6,  7,  8,  9,  10,  11,  12 ... 23  
help comment issue

end of page marker