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Wounded Ranger Knoll
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2019-08-10  
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Wounded Ranger KnollFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 10 2019
gregstewart1952
Hiking3.57 Miles 1,323 AEG
Hiking3.57 Miles   2 Hrs   21 Mns   1.53 mph
1,323 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
1st trip
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We began this hike near the stables at the Lost Canyon Young Life camp near Williams, where we were attending a men's retreat for our church. Mid august, temps were in the mid 70s. We had Saturday afternoon off. While our buddies went zip-lining or played soccer, we decided to summit the knoll. There were few clouds but the only rain clouds had already skidded by. We followed a horse trail from the stables, going east over the saddle to Wounded Ranger tank, which had some muddy water. There the horse trail split, one path going north and the other south. We followed the south trail, which climbed probably about 200 feet as we made our way south. We were looking for the place that another HAZ track had begun its ascent, since it seemed that was where the topo lines indicated the easiest approach. It was at top of a slight ascent. My uploaded track shows that we went past it and then backtracked a little bit. We thought that there might be some sort of trail, but there wasn't. From that point it was bushwacking NW to the top of the hill. There were a few segments that might be animal trails, but nothing that lasted too long. We headed for the high point, 7715 feet on the CalTopo map. My friend Randy knew of a cross and a cache overlooking the camp on the west side of the knoll, so we went looking for it and eventually found it. There was a cache there as well, and we signed our names. Randy remembered returning to camp a different way than we ascended, by going NE, so we bushwacked that way and it cut about a mile off of our return trip. We wound up back at the tank, and then followed the horse path back to camp. It took three hours, and we averaged about a mile an hour. I wouldn't call it dangerous, because it was more of a scramble than any actual rock climbing. It was very strenuous, though, and you'd better be in pretty good shape to tackle it.
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