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Doyle PeakFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 28 2019
DixieFlyer
Hiking16.50 Miles 3,633 AEG
Hiking16.50 Miles   7 Hrs   29 Mns   2.81 mph
3,633 ft AEG   1 Hour   37 Mns Break
 
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I have been wanting to hike up to Doyle Peak, and I convinced Tracie, my intrepid hiking partner, to go with me.

I was hoping to take Freidlein Prairie Rd (FR 522) to the Kachina Spur TH to start the hike, but FR 522 is still closed for timber cutting operations. Thus, we wound up taking Elden Springs Rd (FR 556) to Schultz Pass Rd and began the hike there. There is a temporary parking area and TH at the Elden Springs-Schultz Pass Jct. due to the Schultz Pass road closure. I figure that this added 3 miles and 600' of elevation gain to the hike as compared to starting on the Kachina Spur.

This was the first time that I had hiked on this portion of the Weatherford Trail, and it was a nice hike. There are quite a few aspen trees along the trail and I imagine that this would be a nice hike in early October.

We made our way to Doyle Saddle, and then went up the west side of Doyle to the summit. I followed a GPS track that Chumley posted and it was a good route to the summit. We descended back down to Doyle Saddle the same way that we came up.

There was still a bit of snow atop Doyle, but it was easy to walk around.

I thought about also going up to Fremont Peak, but figured that this was a long enough hike for one day.

Once Freidline Prarie Road reopens, I plan to start at the Kachina spur and hike back up to Doyle Saddle and head up to Fremont from there.
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