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2020-07-05  
Sinclair Wash to Fisher Point, AZ
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Sinclair Wash to Fisher Point, AZ 
Sinclair Wash to Fisher Point, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 05 2020
ddgrunning
Hiking15.24 Miles 1,244 AEG
Hiking15.24 Miles   2 Hrs   37 Mns   6.06 mph
1,244 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
 
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Pulled out the mountain bikes and headed onto the Flagstaff urban trail system from right behind our hotel. Meandered through NAU's south campus and eventually into Sinclair Wash. Flag has a beautiful trail system!

Eventually, we headed under the I-40 overpass and then hung a left at the Rio de Flag "pond" onto the Arizona Trail, which immediately smacks you in the face with a 600ft climb at 13% grade. After that, there were some ups and downs, but mostly down towards Sandys Canyon, where we reconnected at the base of Fisher Point with our hiking adventure of the day before.

We initially decided we'd try mountain biking up the 1.1 mi. trail to Fisher Point, but quickly realized it was a little more technical than our present bikes and skill level were comfortable with. So, we stashed the biked and hiked up to the point.

A nice vista of the forest and the open meadow in Sandys Canyon below opens up, but it's not spectacular. After enjoying the views, we hiked back down to the bikes and headed back on the trail.

Given the generally downhill ride in, we expected it to be a huffer on the way back, but it wasn't bad at all. Only saw a couple of other mtn. bikers and a couple of hikers on the AZT until we got back into town.

A fun and moderate mountain biking adventure!
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