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Humphreys - Fremont Loop, AZ
mini location map2021-07-07
5 by photographer avatarLJW
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Humphreys - Fremont Loop, AZ 
Humphreys - Fremont Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 07 2021
LJW
Hiking19.02 Miles 5,144 AEG
Hiking19.02 Miles   7 Hrs   48 Mns   2.80 mph
5,144 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break
 
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Couple weeks off, couple weeks behind on this one. Tried just picking up where I left off. Started at 5:15am at the Kachina TH. No one at the Kachina or 151 TH when I started. Sign on the 17 North said the forests were still closed, suppose the word hadn't quite gotten out yet.

Humphreys Trail to the summit first time ever passing no one. Humphreys spur from Snowbowl is still closed off. Not sure if it's still closed because of related construction or if they are doing away with it. Shady and cool to the summit. After that it felt warm early on and high up the mountain. Switched onto Weatherford, had a break at Agassiz Saddle. Descending is as blissful as ever.

Hit Fremont Saddle passed my first hiker of the day. Turns out it wasn't a hiker so much as a Dixieflyer. From the saddle up the ridge to Fremont. Buggy on top, but the weather was perfect. Down the SE ridge cutting switchbacks to Kachina.

Maybe it's just because it's been a while, but it was my favorite trip down Kachina that wasn't a part of an autumn hike. Some cloud cover amassed on the way, the first shade since the morning. Appreciated the smooth tread and the mix of trees. Ferns have fleshed out. Find the East side the better half, but the West was (is) the one with the crowds. Almost everyone I saw on the day was hiking Kachina.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Starting to bloom all around the mountain
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