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2022-02-25  
Veit-Kachina, AZ
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Veit-Kachina, AZ 
Veit-Kachina, AZ
 
Snowshoeing3.20 Miles 820 AEG
Snowshoeing3.20 Miles   1 Hour   43 Mns   1.96 mph
820 ft AEG
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Started on Veit Springs Trail but soon left the trail to follow the power lines uphill to the north, a spur route I had not done before. Snowmobile tracks paralleled the power lines for a ways. Reminiscent of a ski run on this stretch. Snow in the sunny areas was starting to get a crust on top from refreezing. Climbed the rocky ridge at the head of the ravine and continued along the power line route, and soon reached Kachina Trail where it crosses the wilderness boundary. Turned east to follow Kachina for a while. Golden hour had arrived on Kachina, made even more colorful by a smoky sky from nearby slash pile burns. Aspen groves, amazing light, and deeper, soft snow on Kachina. So beautiful, and lots of photo stops. Sunset was in full swing at the rocky ridge, and bare aspens were bathed in a rich reddish orange light. After yet more photos, I made a hasty retreat in the growing chill and waning light. This hike was a 5 out of 5 for me and will be a very memorable one.
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