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Doyle Peak - Schultz Peak, AZ
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Doyle Peak - Schultz Peak, AZ 
Doyle Peak - Schultz Peak, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 30 2020
DixieFlyer
Hiking13.10 Miles 3,701 AEG
Hiking13.10 Miles   7 Hrs   45 Mns   2.11 mph
3,701 ft AEG   1 Hour   33 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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I have previously hiked up to Doyle and Schultz Peaks, but I had done them in separate hikes. This time I took some friends up there who had never done either one, so I decided to do a loop hike that bagged both Doyle and Schultz.

We started at Schultz Tank, and took the Weatherford Trail up to Doyle Saddle. From Doyle Saddle, we went off trail to the east to the Doyle Summit. This time I found the cabin that is up there (I did not see it on my previous trip up to Doyle). We hung out at the cabin for a while, and then went over to the summit and hung out a bit longer. There are really nice views of the other San Francisco Peaks from the north edge of Doyle.

In going from Doyle to Schultz, I mostly followed a track that @chumley has posted. We first descended to the east and then southeast, then south over to Schultz. We were on a ridgeline for a good portion of this section. There was a bit of snow on the east side of Doyle. We are able to avoid the snow for a while, but then we had to traverse a hillside that was covered in snow, and I put my microspikes on to get better traction. The snow disappeared once we got on the south side of Doyle, so the microspikes came off.

Once on Schultz, we made our way to the boneyard at High Tank, and then went southeast for a bit, and then mostly south down to Waterline Road. This was a fairly steep descent, but the terrain was pretty good so it was not bad.

Once on Waterline Road we went over to Schultz Pass Road, and from there we went a very short distance back to the TH.

We did not encounter many hikers on this loop. We started early, and only saw a few hikers on the Weatherford Trail. Not surprisingly, we did not see anyone the rest of the day once we left Doyle Saddle to head up to Doyle Peak.
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dry High Tank Dry Dry
High Tank was bone dry
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