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Oct 13 2019
trekkin_gecko
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Abineau Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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trekkin_gecko
Hiking7.60 Miles 1,981 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles   3 Hrs   4 Mns   2.53 mph
1,981 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
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wanted to get up north for some fall color
john hadn't done this hike, and it seemed like prime time this past weekend
got going around 0730 in 40 degree temps
went clockwise this time, up bear jaw, west on waterline and down abineau
aspen colors were mixed: some light greens, some almost orange, some past prime up higher
windy and cold at the waterline/abineau intersection so we didn't stop
nice to do this one again; thanks for agreeing to the long drive, john
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Oct 13 2019
johnlp
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 chandler,az
Abineau Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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johnlp
Hiking7.60 Miles 1,981 AEG
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1,981 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
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This hike has been on my list for a decade or so. Some nice fall colors along the way. Hiking in trees most of the way is welcome in Arizona on occasion. Very good hike overall, but not quite what was in my minds eye. Thanks Kelly. :)
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Oct 09 2019
friendofThunde
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Abineau Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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friendofThundergod
Hiking7.35 Miles 1,937 AEG
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Did a fall colors hike in the morning and then ran some laps on some moderates at the Hobo Jungle. An excellent day. Posted some fall color pics for those who are into that sort of thing.
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A little green still down low, but really popping at the higher elevations.
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Sep 28 2019
DixieFlyer
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 Fountain Hills,
Abineau-Bear Jaw Loop plus Rees Peak, AZ 
Abineau-Bear Jaw Loop plus Rees Peak, AZ
 
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DixieFlyer
Hiking10.80 Miles 3,598 AEG
Hiking10.80 Miles   6 Hrs   15 Mns   2.23 mph
3,598 ft AEG   1 Hour   24 Mns Break
 
I enjoy hiking the ABJ loop, and I decided to add an offtrail hike up to Rees Peak.

The hike up to Rees is a toughie -- you go up 1,800 feet in about 1.5 miles.

I really enjoy the view atop Rees -- it offers a great vantage point to look down into the Inner Basin, and you get a good view of the other San Francisco Peaks on the rim of the basin.

Unfortunately I was a few days/weeks early to see the aspen leaves in their fall glory.
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There were very, very few yellow aspen leaves.
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Aug 15 2019
nancyesan
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 Joined Jul 28 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Abineau Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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nancyesan
Hiking7.65 Miles 1,843 AEG
Hiking7.65 Miles   6 Hrs   48 Mns   1.23 mph
1,843 ft AEG      34 Mns Break
 
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First step to enjoying this hike is finding the trailhead: turn right off northbound Hwy 180 (Fort Valley Rd} onto FR151. We discovered that FR151 runs mostly north-south and crosses 180 in two places. The one you want is the north end which is a little north of mile marker 235. After 1.7 miles bear left onto FR418, continue for 3 miles and watch for a wooden sign on the right indicating the turn to the Abineau Bear Jaw trailhead. Shortly after turning there will be a sign that the road is 9123J. Take it all the way to the end to find the trailhead. The dirt roads from 180 are generally pretty good for regular cars, but those with low clearance will have to navigate through some rough spots which have either potholes or rocks.

There is no restroom or water at the trailhead, which is at about 8530 ft. elev. There was only one other hiker there with her dog, hiking the Abineau trail only. On a day when Phoenix hit a high of 114 degrees, the temperature here probably didn't exceed 80. We picked a day with no chance of rain for the area because we have experienced thunder and lightning on these mountains and never want to again. The round trip distance of the loop is supposed to be 6.8 miles according to the Coconino NF description, but that must be from the sign-in box which is where the trails split. Our GPS said 7.7 miles from the parking lot with an accumulated gain of about 1850 ft.
We decided to go up the steeper Abineau and down the Bear Jaw because we feel it is easier going up a steep slope than down it. Both trails are mostly in the wilderness which means they are generally not maintained. We were surprised to find the first 2/3 of the Abineau relatively wide, shady, and easy to hike, and it looked like someone had improved it. The last 1/3 was steeper and narrower with some pretty big steps, but well constructed. While there were wildflowers all along the trail, the upper 1/3 had an amazingly dense display of beautiful, dazzling colors, especially where many trees had fallen and opened up the area to sunshine. These clearings also provided views of Humphreys Peak and adjacent ridge line. With all these photo ops we had a good excuse to stop and catch our breath in the thin air and strenuous climb.
The high point of the hike is where the Abineau ends and you find yourself on the broad, open, high end of Pipeline Rd. We spent some time taking in the gorgeous views in all directions, and wondering how hard it would be to climb Humphreys from there. We had a pretty clear view north where you are supposed to see the Grand Canyon, but some haze made it hard to distinguish. The Pipeline Rd has an easy downward slope with steep forested hillsides on both sides. Fallen rocks and downed trees provide minor obstacles. In many places you can see the steel pipe in the road.

The road continues down to the Inner Basin, so watch on the left for the trail sign for the Bear Jaw which is narrow, steep and with loose rock at the start. We could now see why the other hiker preferred to go back down on the Abineau. As we descended it got less steep and the footing improved some, but there were several large trees to climb over and spots with somewhat difficult footing. Most of it was in shady forest but some of the lowest area was sunny and grassy. The last stretch near the loop juncture is uphill.

This loop is a great way to spend a summer day. Going up the Abineau was the best part. The Bear Jaw is a good trail also but not as scenic as the Abineau. We didn't see any bear or elk, but we did see a deer driving in and another on the way out. My husband is an amateur botanist and found a few plant species he hasn't seen before. Take a look at some of his excellent pictures.
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Yellow Salsify
Lupine
Cudweed
Common Dandelion
Groundsel - f
Chaparral Fleabane
Western Yarrow
Wheeler Thistle
Wild Geranium
Dalmation Toadflax
Paintbrush - f
Aspen Fleabane - f
Blue tbd.?
Wild Chrysanthemum - f
Blue Flax
Parry’s Thistle
Flagstaff Beardtongue
Common Mullein
Purple Locoweed
Mountain Parsley
Richardson’s Geranium - very f
Beardlip Penstemon
Yellow Columbine - f
Little Yellow tbd.?
Slender rays orange discs tbd?
Fireweed
Western Sneezeweed - f
Narrow Y Petals big leaves tbd.?
Small Y Flower tbd.?
Wild Bergamot - f - higher up
Large Flower Bricklebush
Dark Beardtongue
Franciscan Bluebells
Small DYC tbd.1601
Bearberry Honeysuckle
Cinquefoil - f
Strawberry
Blue tbd.?
Sandwort
Deer’s Ears - f - higher up
Arizona Pea
Yellow Sneezeweed
American Vetch
Wright’s Deervetch
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Aug 10 2019
LindaAnn
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 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Abineau Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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LindaAnn
Hiking10.13 Miles 4,007 AEG
Hiking10.13 Miles   8 Hrs   12 Mns   1.47 mph
4,007 ft AEG   1 Hour   18 Mns Break
 
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Headed up Bear Jaw, starting just before 8:30am. Easy hike up to Waterline. Quick break at Waterline, then began the offtrail up to Rees. Lots of deadfall to navigate around for the first half mile or so. As the deadfall lessened, the incline got steeper. The rain from the prior night made for pleasantly soft ground, which minimized most slipping. Took a short break at the summit of Rees, then headed over to Abineau. I forgot how steep this part is. The fun of climbing through the rocks, and the scramble to the top of Abineau lessens the pain. Had lunch atop Abineau and enjoyed the views. Headed north off Abineau, past the crash site, and got back down to Waterline. By this point, Daniela was not feeling great, so it was slower walk than expected the last four miles to the trailhead. Easy walking along Waterline, and I noticed that some areas along the top half of Abineau Trail have been rerouted slightly sometime in the past two years. Nothing significant, but just enough to make me look around and notice the trail was a little different. Got back to the trailhead a little after 4:30. Fun hike, and amazingly perfect weather all day.

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Aug 03 2019
emilystardust
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 Phoenix, AZ
Abineau Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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emilystardust
Hiking7.35 Miles 1,937 AEG
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Jun 15 2019
Naferg323
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 Phoenix, AZ
Abineau Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Naferg323
Hiking7.62 Miles 2,001 AEG
Hiking7.62 Miles   5 Hrs   24 Mns   1.57 mph
2,001 ft AEG      33 Mns Break
 
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Great little adventure up North to get away from the heat for a day. There was still plenty of snow on the peaks and on the slopes of the Abineau Trail. Perfect weather and not very crowded at all. Only saw a few nice people and four-legged friends. We celebrated a friends birthday at the high-point of the trail, while taking in the views of Humphreys right above us. This was a great back-country hike with lots of pines and great views!
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Jun 15 2019
sleepybear929
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 Prescott Valley,
Abineau Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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sleepybear929
Hiking7.00 Miles 2,115 AEG
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Took my sister and daughter on this one. Perfect weather with some snow still on the ground but nothing too bad. First real hike for the daughter but she was a trooper and loved it. Amazing views.
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Jun 15 2019
caragruey
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 Sun City
Abineau Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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caragruey
Hiking7.00 Miles 2,115 AEG
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Set out for a bit of altitude for Sandie's bday hike!. Enjoyable day, nice and breezy. We encountered a few trail runners and hikers. And once up we enjoyed some residual snow. The backside of Humphreys peak still a bit coated and the decent had the snow run off. Great day with great friends!
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May 25 2019
BiFrost
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 Phoenix, AZ
Abineau Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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BiFrost
Hiking11.91 Miles 3,345 AEG
Hiking11.91 Miles   6 Hrs   50 Mns   1.95 mph
3,345 ft AEG      43 Mns Break
 
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We wanted to hike in some snow so we headed up to Bear Jaw-Abineau Loop. Of course, there was plenty of snow and we packed the micro spikes and gators. At the parking lot there were about a dozen skiers heading up Abineau who planned on skiing the bowl above Waterline Trail. We went up Abineau first and started seeing deep snow about 1.5 miles up trail. Fortunately, it was packed down and still a bit frozen in the morning so very little post holing. Once we got to the Waterline Trail junction we could see the skiers up the hill above tree line. There was a distinct snow switchback trail they were using to hike up the hill.

After watching the skiers for a few minutes we ventured down Waterline Trail. On Waterline there were some pretty substantial drifts and we had to traverse a few sections side slopping. After about a mile the drifts were less frequent and by the time we reached Bear Jaw junction there was mostly patches of snow remaining. We continued down Waterline for another couple miles to check out the trail and snow conditions…mostly clear except on the shaded turns. Eventually we headed back to Bear Jaw junction and exit back to the trail head. A lot less snow on Bear Jaw but still nice…the real winner was the weather. Perfect sunny day, with low wind, and about 45 to 50 degrees :D
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Sep 29 2018
DixieFlyer
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 Fountain Hills,
Abineau-Bear Jaw Loop plus Rees Peak, AZ 
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DixieFlyer
Hiking11.00 Miles 3,700 AEG
Hiking11.00 Miles   7 Hrs   11 Mns   2.12 mph
3,700 ft AEG   2 Hrs    Break
 
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I took a small group of hikers to do the Abineau-Bear Jaw Loop, and I managed to persuade to take an off trail side trip up to Rees Peak. The trek up to Rees was the best part of the hike imho.

We did the loop clockwise, and once we got to the Bear Jaw Trail-Waterline Road junction we went uphill to Rees. The climb up is a bit steep, but it is not too bad. At the lower part there are some downed trees that you have to get around or over, but it is not too bad. As you gain some elevation the downed trees are a thing of the past, and the route is more straightforward. Shortly after beginning the climb there is what looks like the remnants of an avalanche -- I went to the west of this so as not to have to deal with the rocks.

There were some nice views at the top -- aspen leaves were in their autumn splendor, so there were lots of pockets of yellow looking down toward the Inner Basin and down below Fremont.

We all signed the summit log book, and when I opened the book I saw that Chumley and Mountain Matt had signed it in October, 2017.

Next time that I climb up to Rees I plan to also go up to Aubineau Peak.
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There were lots of yellow aspen leaves at the higher elevations.
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Sep 09 2018
Frostshocknoob
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 Phoenix, AZ
Abineau Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Frostshocknoob
Hiking7.61 Miles 2,030 AEG
Hiking7.61 Miles   3 Hrs   47 Mns   2.27 mph
2,030 ft AEG      26 Mns Break
 
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Aug 24 2018
DixieFlyer
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DixieFlyer
Hiking9.80 Miles 2,775 AEG
Hiking9.80 Miles   5 Hrs   59 Mns   2.09 mph
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Tracie, my intrepid hiking partner, and I decided to make our first ever hike on the Abineau-Bear Jaw Loop. We also added an aborted hike up to Rees Peak.

We did the loop clockwise, and when we got to the intersection of the Bear Jaw Trail and Waterline Road, instead of turning on Waterline, we continued south and made an off trail scramble up to Rees Peak. We got about 60% of the way to the top, and then it started raining and thundering, so we decided that it would be best to abort the hike up to the top of Rees, so we descended back down to the Waterline Road. It was a fairly steep climb up to Rees -- we went up 900' in about 0.7 miles. However, the climb was not bad and the descent was a piece of cake.

I am not a real big fan of the loop -- it was OK, but there are better hikes in the area imho. The highlight of the hike for me was the scramble up to Rees Peak. I plan to go back and do this hike again in late September, and go up to the Rees summit, and maybe also go up to Aubineau Peak.

The forest road to the trail head was in better shape than I thought that it would be -- we came in from Highway 89 and Tracie's Outback made it just fine.
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Aug 12 2018
Frostshocknoob
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Frostshocknoob
Hiking7.58 Miles 1,998 AEG
Hiking7.58 Miles   3 Hrs   31 Mns   2.42 mph
1,998 ft AEG      23 Mns Break
 
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Aug 12 2018
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Abineau Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
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emilystardust
Hiking7.00 Miles 2,115 AEG
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Jul 28 2018
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Abineau Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
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Nightstalker
Hiking8.10 Miles 2,192 AEG
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3rd trip to Abineau Bear Jaw. Apparently, quite a number of other hikers thought it would be a nice to cool off in Flagstaff on this loop today. I'm sure they weren't disappointed, thunderstorms rolled in dropping rain and hail and a never ending rumble of thunder and temps dropping well into the 50's!

The harem hikers crossed paths with many associates from the Hiking for Hops Meetup group.

Lots of new tree fall on Abineau and some trail rerouting.
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fricknaley
Hiking7.73 Miles 2,110 AEG
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i was pretty excited to show Sierra this hike. it's been 10 years since i hiked this loop and i remembered how great it is, but certainly forgot some of the nuance as to why.

loved doing this one with Sierra, and she really liked it too. we dodged some pretty good rain at the end. just saw a couple people all day. the old avalanche flow really captivated her imagination on the way down

drove FSR 151 through hart prairie on the way home
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May 19 2018
friendofThunde
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Abineau Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
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friendofThundergod
Hiking7.93 Miles 2,017 AEG
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This loops is a real gem in my opinion. I would honestly put it up there with some of the better hikes in Arizona and in terms of the Kachina Wilderness, its somewhat off the radar reputation and lack of crowds, probably makes it one of the better hiking options on the Peaks as well.

Gorgeous hiking conditions all day and big clouds. I don't know if it is the elevation, but the initial climb always hits me a little on this one, but other than that and the steep descent, you can't beat the trail conditions on this loop. Its a shame that we are in full fire ban mode, before the aspens have even gotten their leaves, but alas I feel this will be the new norm for us in AZ and the entire southwest. But hey let's keep rolling back those environmental regs and ignoring science in the name of corporate interests and profits, no since trying to slow it down, we will all be dead before it matters anyways. It was nice to get a hike knocked out in this area before the first dry lightning strike turns the Peaks and the surrounding forest into matchsticks.

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Bear Jaw Rees Abineau loop, AZ 
Bear Jaw Rees Abineau loop, AZ
 
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chumley
Backpack10.68 Miles 4,290 AEG
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Matt and I headed up to retry our trip from last year that got interrupted with thunder and snow.

The aspens were a patchwork of perfect and absolutely gone with not much in between. I'd guess that there was a freeze early in the turning cycle and those leaves that had begun were stripped bare in subsequent wind storms. Those that hadn't begun before the freeze were in their prime colors.

The lower portion of Bear Jaw was ok, but once getting above Bear Jaw Canyon and all along the Wateline, it was mostly bare. We headed up to Rees, and I got a reminder of how steep this one gets. The weather was calm and perfect as we dropped down to the saddle to set up camp. A few side trips for evening sunset, moonrise an hour later, and sunrise the next morning completed the photoshoot before packing up camp and heading down via a new route (to me) staying just to the west of the bottom of Rees Canyon. I liked this route!

Once back on the Waterline we headed uphill to Abineau where I checked to see if the Abineau Spring Box was open so I could preemptively answer DA3's near-certain question about it: no.

The top of Abineau always sucks, but the bottom part was the gem. Still plenty of aspen in full color as well as a yellow brick road of litter along the trail. It was nice to see outdoorlover as well, who was on her way up.

On the drive out I took the west loop around the peaks wondering if the colors there had suffered the same freeze, and they had. There were pockets of perfection, but still quite a bit of drab bare trunks. Still one of my favorites, and a great night along the crown!
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A freeze and high winds over the past couple of weeks have left a lot of the aspen bare. If they hadn't started their turn before the freeze they were in prime color, especially on the lower Abineau trail.

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