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Humphreys Super Loop plus Fremont Peak, AZ
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Humphreys Super Loop plus Fremont Peak, AZ 
Humphreys Super Loop plus Fremont Peak, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 01 2019
DixieFlyer
Hiking19.70 Miles 4,484 AEG
Hiking19.70 Miles   10 Hrs   11 Mns   2.36 mph
4,484 ft AEG   1 Hour   50 Mns Break
 
1st trip
I have been wanting to do the Humphreys Super Loop and I have also been wanting to hike up to Fremont Peak, so I decided to both yesterday. I did not hike up to Humphreys though.

This was a true loop that I did clockwise. The hike began at the Humphreys Trailhead, and I took the Humphreys Summit Trail up to Agassiz Saddle. From there I took the Weatherford Trail to Fremont Saddle, and then went off-trail up to Fremont Peak, following the excellent route that @LindaAnn posted a week or so ago. From there I descended to the east, down to Doyle Saddle, and then picked up the Weatherford Trail again, taking it to the Kachina Trail, and finally followed the Kachina Trail back to the Kachina TH. Then I walked through a couple of parking lots back to the Humphreys TH.

The climb up to Fremont was not too difficult -- the terrain was good for the most part and the climb just under 600' in about 0.9 miles. The descent down the east side of Fremont was much more difficult than the climb up. You'll descend almost 1,000' in the first 0.6 miles. Part of this is very slippery, and there is a boulder field with large rocks and boulders to deal with. It would have been easier to go down the way that I came up, but then it would not have been a loop hike.

This was my first time on the Kachina Trail -- it was a diverse trail with some ups and downs; but after a long hike, there were more ups than I was really looking for.
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