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Sitgreaves MountainFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 27 2020
The_Eagle
Hiking10.78 Miles 2,441 AEG
Hiking10.78 Miles   7 Hrs   50 Mns   1.80 mph
2,441 ft AEG   1 Hour   50 Mns Break
 
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Joes week to pick.
He through out two choices and we let Denny pick

This ones been on my list for a loong time.

A steady climb on an old forest road, until the off road steep part began.
We took our time getting to the top but enjoyed the top when we got there.
I think it's the first time I've gotten in 10,000 steps in only 2.6 miles.

Top of Sitgreaves Mountain
[ youtube video ]

Happy the tough part was over (so we thought), we made our way down.
We immediately dropped into spectacular, dense, old growth aspen forest. There was some downfall to negotiate, but not too bad.

The fun began while making our way paralleling the drainage, on our way to reach our turn over the ridge. First it was a brush push while log hopping the deadfall. When we finally got out of that, it was a side hill scramble across a slippery steep slope.

Finally on the ridgeline heading down, the going got better for awhile. We then started making our way in and out , up and down smaller side canyons.

We though it best at this point to head for a nearby FR spotted on the Route Scout Topo layer.
As I read in the @shatteredArm triplog (afterwards) we made the right choice

Denny, joyous and full of laughter all day, decided he'd take a nap, while Joe and I hiked back to the car to pick him up.

On the northside of sitgreaves, I'd recommend not using the route we took down. The @JuanJaimeiii route seems to be the most feasible.
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