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Doyle Schultz, AZ
mini location map2021-10-09
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Doyle Schultz, AZ 
Doyle Schultz, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 09 2021
chumley
Hiking13.14 Miles 3,808 AEG
Hiking13.14 Miles   7 Hrs   48 Mns   2.09 mph
3,808 ft AEG   1 Hour   31 Mns Break
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I'm low on peaks for the year so I suggested we bag these two. Technically I don't think Schultz counts, but I'm not going to complain. The lower part is a seasonal treat. With big weather changes in the forecast we decided to get out and enjoy this chilly and breezy day on the mountain before the return of winter weather.

We saw 9 others on the day, plus a couple of dogs. I got to hike with Jesse again, and met Jon for the first time. The trail runners were happy to have regular slow hikers along for this one as we are obviously the only ones who would carry the weight of required food, water, and clothing options for this kind of day. Being the nice guy that I am, I was happy to share with the lesser prepared. :sweat:

It was extra cold at the saddle, but we were able to avoid the worst of the wind most of the day, even managing a good break on Doyle. A zoom view over to Hump looked positively miserable for the michelin men up top. The ridgeline down to Schultz is a mystery of saw-cleared trees. Was it part of a potential fireline during the Schultz Fire of 2010? It's tough to imagine another logical scenario.

As always, the crux is the steep descent off Schultz, but ample wildlife trails traverse the slope and provide numerous options before reaching the Weatherford wonderland below.
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