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Nov 09 2013
sarah1221
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42 female
 Joined Aug 04 2012
 Flagstaff, AZ
Secret MeadowFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 09 2013
sarah1221
Hiking2.40 Miles 980 AEG
Hiking2.40 Miles
980 ft AEG
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I regret venturing out to Secret Meadow for the first time during elk-hunting season. I didn't find the solitude I was hoping for, at all. There weren't any other people at the meadow itself, but I must have encountered at least two dozen vehicles on the roads out to it. Secret Meadow does not seem to be a secret to elk hunters. The only wildlife I saw was strapped to the back of a quad. I would strongly discourage anyone from hanging out in this area at dusk or dawn, during season, and I would think twice about bringing a dog. I'd like to try this spot again in the spring, I think.
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Nov 09 2013
sarah1221
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42 female
 Joined Aug 04 2012
 Flagstaff, AZ
Slate Mountain Trail #128Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 09 2013
sarah1221
Hiking4.50 Miles 862 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles
862 ft AEG
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This is an awesome little hike with some truly incredible views at the top — a real gem. The only precautionary notes are: 1. There is not much shade on this trail. I would avoid it on a really hot day. 2. As near as I can tell, FR191 is closed in the winter and reopens in the spring, after most of the snow melts. It is a MESS when it is wet. Best months to hike this trail are probably May, June and October.
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Nov 09 2013
sarah1221
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42 female
 Joined Aug 04 2012
 Flagstaff, AZ
Rocky Ridge Trail #153Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 09 2013
sarah1221
Hiking2.00 Miles 310 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
310 ft AEG
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This is a gorgeous little hike, one of my favorite dailies in the area. It does get quite a lot of mountain bike traffic on it, and joggers. Go on a weekday, if you can.
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Aug 04 2012
sarah1221
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42 female
 Joined Aug 04 2012
 Flagstaff, AZ
Bixler Saddle Trail #72Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 04 2012
sarah1221
Hiking9.30 Miles 1,654 AEG
Hiking9.30 Miles   6 Hrs   30 Mns   1.43 mph
1,654 ft AEG
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FR45 is closed to motorized traffic. This looks like a long-term closure to me. (Part of the area's new management/restoration plan?) The hike is still doable, you just have to walk an additional 2 miles or so from the FR108/45 junction to the trailhead. So, the distance of the hike nearly doubles (to 9-ish miles) and the extra 4+ miles aren't terribly interesting.
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Jul 13 2012
sarah1221
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42 female
 Joined Aug 04 2012
 Flagstaff, AZ
Abineau Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 13 2012
sarah1221
Hiking7.00 Miles 2,115 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles   4 Hrs      1.75 mph
2,115 ft AEG
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Went up Bear Jaw and down Abineau and loved, loved, loved this hike. I had read trip logs saying the Abineau stretch was prettier (if one were forced to choose) but I disagree. My 6-month-old pup did fine on this trail, and we only encountered two other hikers. We got a late start and didn't finish until about 3 p.m., just as it was starting to rain.
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average hiking speed 1.59 mph

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