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Doyle PeakFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 04 2020
Jim_H
Hiking10.00 Miles 3,900 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   7 Hrs      1.74 mph
3,900 ft AEG   1 Hour   15 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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I finally returned to Doyle, both for the scenic beauty and to inspect the cabin. I basically followed Wade's 5-30 descent route both directions, except I went up the first barren ridgeline to the east and accessed it using the Waterline Rd.

The hike overall is a hard one, being off trail and steep, but pretty nice. The forests of bristlecone are something I like. Spotted one large bull elk with a big velvety rack near the summit of Schultz. He ran off.

I haven't been here since 2011. The summit feels about the same. The cabin rebuild is interesting. Doesn't appear that anyone uses it, however. I have no interest, as sleeping that high is akin to torture, but there is a lot of fire wood and it looks cozy if you are into that.

Similar to my 2009 hike up to Fremont Saddle, what seems to be a majority of the bristlecone pines in the forest have multiple fire scars.
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