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Jul 23 2019
Brian14
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Bill Williams Mountain Trail #21Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 23 2019
Brian14
Hiking7.63 Miles 3,094 AEG
Hiking7.63 Miles   2 Hrs   56 Mns   2.65 mph
3,094 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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I really like this trail- nice tree cover, not rocky or full of roots. Really nice hike with the doggies. Dark clouds had me nervous so I turned around before the top.
Jun 15 2019
joebartels
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 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
B Williams Mtn - JCR Tunnel - Stone to Steel, AZ 
B Williams Mtn - JCR Tunnel - Stone to Steel, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 15 2019
joebartels
Hiking14.54 Miles 3,085 AEG
Hiking14.54 Miles   6 Hrs   21 Mns   2.44 mph
3,085 ft AEG      24 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
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Bill Williams Mountain Trail
Nice cool mountain hike through pines and Aspen. Nothing to lose sleep over and the bottom is a drag returning. No Humphreys.
Beats the valley heat! Under ten hikers, most later in the hike.

Johnson Canyon Railway Tunnel
Enjoyed the unknown terrain (getting rare) heading in. The temp drop in the tunnel was a welcome reprieve. We hiked over/around instead of back through then took a break in the tunnel before heading back. Interesting history, amazingly little trace left. Just the grade, tunnel and very few other hints. Toasty heading back until clouds and light sprinkles saved the day.

Stone to Steel
Decent trail for middle of nowhere. I enjoyed it but would not recommend unless already in the area. Appears semi popular with vehicle campers.

Synopsis
Nice trio. Great to get in TWO new little hikes on the fringe of day hike range from the valley.

Forgot my hat today. Per usually, the HAZ Western ultralight in my pack saved the day!

Thanks to Denny for suggesting and thanks to Wally for driving
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Jun 15 2019
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 Mesa, AZ
B Williams Mtn - JCR Tunnel - Stone to Steel, AZ 
B Williams Mtn - JCR Tunnel - Stone to Steel, AZ
 
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Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking14.54 Miles 3,085 AEG
Hiking14.54 Miles   6 Hrs   21 Mns   2.44 mph
3,085 ft AEG      24 Mns Break
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It’s been to long. These guys are a hoot!! Thanks guys, you rock!
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Dec 05 2018
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 Tempe, AZ
Bill Williams Mountain Trail #21Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Hiking3.57 Miles 2,353 AEG
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2,353 ft AEG
 
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I learned a few things on this hike.
1. Hiking in deep snow uses WAY more energy than a non-snow hike (especially uphill).
2. Hiking downhill in deep snow is super fun and fast because you can basically just slide down in many places and falling
doesn't hurt.
3. There are so many more animals around us than we realize! It is the COOLEST to see all their footprints in the snow along
the trail. I'm sure they are all aware of our presence and we are rarely aware of theirs.

Not sure what this hike would be like without snow but I'm pretty happy I got to experience it as a winter wonderland!
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Sep 28 2018
DixieFlyer
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 Fountain Hills,
Bill Williams Mountain Trail #21Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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DixieFlyer
Hiking8.10 Miles 2,600 AEG
Hiking8.10 Miles   4 Hrs   5 Mns   2.38 mph
2,600 ft AEG      41 Mns Break
 
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I was going up to Flagstaff to do some hiking over the weekend, and decided to leave early on Friday to do my first ever hike to Bill Williams Mountain.

The trail is easy to hike on -- it is mostly dirt, and there are switchbacks on the steeper sections. The trail is mostly shaded, so it would be a good warm weather hike. The downside with all of the trees on the trail is that scenic views are limited.

There is a fire tower on top, but it was unmanned when I went did this hike. From the peak, you could look to the east and see a prescribed fire burning.
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Sep 22 2018
Nightstalker
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 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Goodyear, AZ
Bill Williams Mountain Trail #21Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Nightstalker
Hiking8.30 Miles 2,452 AEG
Hiking8.30 Miles   5 Hrs   5 Mns   2.11 mph
2,452 ft AEG   1 Hour   9 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
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It's been 4 years since I last went up Bill Williams Trail. Gallydoll, Jan, and Yolanda joined me for the long drive up from Phoenix. We got there in 2 hours 15 minutes, way ahead of schedule. 56 degrees to start the hike at 7:30 AM. Warmed up quick. Didn't see anyone else until we were on the return trip. No one in the lookout today. Had mediocre pie and a even worse burger at Pine Country Restaurant afterwards.
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Aspens near the top were starting to change.
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Aug 04 2018
Tough_Boots
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 Joined Mar 28 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Bill Williams Mountain Trail #21Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Tough_Boots
Hiking7.90 Miles 2,474 AEG
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Nice hike with a few friends. This was my first time up Bill Williams-- well worth the effort!
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May 06 2018
Frostshocknoob
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 Phoenix, AZ
Bill Williams Mountain Trail #21Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Frostshocknoob
Hiking8.00 Miles 2,443 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   3 Hrs   38 Mns   2.38 mph
2,443 ft AEG      16 Mns Break
 
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May 02 2018
chumley
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 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Bill Williams Mountain Trail #21Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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chumley
Hiking8.12 Miles 2,444 AEG
Hiking8.12 Miles   3 Hrs   24 Mns   2.72 mph
2,444 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
 
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I had to take advantage of the weather and get one last gasp of winter fun in before the whole state burns up. Radar returns and webcam photos decided the destination for me and it could not have been more perfect.

100% nature 🍆 today! :y:
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Oct 07 2017
joebartels
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 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Bill Williams - Bixler Combo, AZ 
Bill Williams - Bixler Combo, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 07 2017
joebartels
Hiking11.70 Miles 3,395 AEG
Hiking11.70 Miles   6 Hrs   19 Mns   2.05 mph
3,395 ft AEG      37 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
 
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While most flock to Aspens & Maples for Autumn foliage I enjoy the Oaks too.

Bixler is in need of downed tree removal and a good steel rake for numerous slippery pebble rocks on slanted runs. Nevertheless it flaunts one of the nicest Oak forest in Arizona.

Bill Williams Mountain Trail had more bite ascending than I recall :y: It sports some nice Aspen views but isn't much of a hit with the secret social tourist society. Out of 2-4 groups hiking we were the young guns.

Weather was nice overall. Chilly around 50 degrees on the dark northern side and borderline toasty esque in the open stretches at maybe 70 degrees.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
No huge swaths of entire mountsides plastered in color so extreme would have the eastern foliage snobs gasping. Plenty of color for desert dwellers.
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Oct 07 2017
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 Far NE Phoenix,
Bill Williams - Bixler Combo, AZ 
Bill Williams - Bixler Combo, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 07 2017
The_Eagle
Hiking11.67 Miles 3,366 AEG
Hiking11.67 Miles   6 Hrs   19 Mns   2.10 mph
3,366 ft AEG      45 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
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After a late start, we were off in search of color.

A welcome almost chilly start of 49 degrees. BWMT gets you breathing deeply almost from the start. Part way up you start seeing spotty areas of yellow aspen. At the intersection with Bixler Saddle Trail we opted to head down through the oaks to the Bixler Mountain saddle.

After a break, we made the 900' climb back to the BWMT. This climb was actually much easier than we though it was going to be. From here, an additional 600' to the summit.

We took a brief break in the Bill Williams Lookout, were Curley and Larry plied their craft.

[ youtube video ]

We skipped the Benham Trail option, in favor of an additional hike elsewhere and headed down.

When we got back to the TH, we skipped the additional hike option and opted to go for food instead.

This was probably the prime weekend for color on this hike.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Moderate
Mainly Aspen in Prime Yellow, Oaks were past prime in many areas
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Oct 07 2017
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 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Bill Williams - Bixler Combo, AZ 
Bill Williams - Bixler Combo, AZ
 
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Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking11.70 Miles 3,393 AEG
Hiking11.70 Miles   6 Hrs   19 Mns   2.10 mph
3,393 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
 
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The I40 is under construction in this area. Add my talking and I missed the turn. Ashfork 15 miles... ](*,) Joe likes the Oaks and we all agreed Bixler would be a good one. The Flying Focus won't make it to the Bixler trailhead so we started at Bill Williams.Great trail and weather. There were a handful of trees down that I don't think were down this summer when I was here with Wally. Bixler does have a ton of Oaks so Joe was a happy hiker. The top section has some loose dirt and lots of leaves so the footing was a little iffy. A handful of trees down on this trail too. Still a nice trail. We took a break at the bottom then headed up Bixler and on to Bill Williams summit. Bruce set the pace and it seemed easier going up. Even the footing seemed better. Some nice Aspen on the top section. We saw a couple cars up top and a only a few hikers on Bill Williams which surprised me. Nice day with these two out on the trail.
On a happy note. Another milestone for Joe. He drove himself to the meetup for the first time in four months! Way to go, Joe! :app:
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Aug 13 2017
John9L
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Bill Williams Mountain Trail #21Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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John9L
Hiking8.38 Miles 2,080 AEG
Hiking8.38 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   2.75 mph
2,080 ft AEG      27 Mns Break
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On Sunday, the four of us headed over to Bill Williams. We started from the Benham trail on the east side and headed up. The trail is in good condition as it makes a solid climb. We kept at it as we headed for the summit. It was another beautiful day and there will be no issues with rain like the previous day on the Sycamore Canyon Rim Loop. Once up top, we took a short break and enjoyed the views. From there we started our descent. I left the group to head down the standard trail heading to the north. I was meeting Kyle who opted to skip this hike since Lily wasn’t feeling too well. This worked really well for me! This was my first time on Bill Williams and I really enjoyed the hike. I would definitely hike here again!
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Jul 16 2017
Lumberjill
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 Joined Aug 22 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Bill Williams Mountain Trail #21Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Lumberjill
Hiking7.65 Miles 2,716 AEG
Hiking7.65 Miles   3 Hrs   48 Mns   2.15 mph
2,716 ft AEG      15 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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This was a beautiful hike! Plenty of climbing through a beautiful forest. There were several spots where I couldn't believe that had me stop in my tracks to look around at the vibrantly green forest. My many breaks were also probably also due to all the climbing :D . The trail starts climbing pretty much right away, then levels out a bit from mile 1-2. After the 2-mile mark, more climbing to the top.

As we were hiking on the rood to the lookout, a group of ATVer's were making a return trip from their visit to the lookout tower, who encouraged us to check out the tower. After huffing and puffing the rest of the way up the road, the tower lookout ranger welcomed us into the tower and answered probably 2 dozen questions that we had. The views from the tower were incredible, and we were able to see plenty of monsoons dumping rain in the nearby areas. The ranger advised us that there was a lot of rapidly developing weather in the area, and told us that we could definitely expect rain on our hike down.

With that in mind, we opted to snack while hiking instead of stopping for lunch. The descent was steep, reminding us of why the ascent was keeping our heart rates us. About half of the way down, we got pelted by a monsoon storm that included lots of rain and some hail. We brought out our rain gear and kept moving. After about 20 minutes or so, the storm had moved on.

We saw only a few groups all day, which was surprising to me because the trail was beautiful and the lookout tower was really neat to check out. I'm really glad it was open when we were there.

Since we'd skipped lunch, we stopped at Taco Bell for some food before heading back to Phoenix.
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Bill Williams Mountain Trail #21Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking7.65 Miles 2,474 AEG
Hiking7.65 Miles   3 Hrs   7 Mns   2.45 mph
2,474 ft AEG
 
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Wally and I hit the trail a little after 7am. The trail was in good shape with only one downed tree. The weather was good with shade most of the way. We made good time up and then visited with Mark in the tower for 20 minutes. Nice guy and I think Wally has him leaning towards cactus to clouds in his future. We made good time on the way down and Wally turned it up a little on the last two miles :) . Always like this one and I think Wally enjoyed it as well! :y:
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 AZ
Bill Williams Mountain Trail #21Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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wallyfrack
Hiking15.40 Miles 3,914 AEG
Hiking15.40 Miles   5 Hrs   35 Mns   2.76 mph
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Denny suggested we hike Bill Williams trail this week. Some feather head said it was too far to drive for just 7 miles so Denny added 2 more hikes. The cackler flew the coop so we hiked without him. :lol: We arrived at the Bill Williams trail about 7am and it was nice and cool out. There were no clouds in the sky but the hike through the trees was completely shaded. We stopped to visit Mark in the tower. Mark has been on HAZ and expressed some interest in Cactus to Clouds after some trail talk. We passed several people on the hike down and it had started to warm up at the bottom. Next Denny drove over to the Red Mountain trail while I relaxed. :zzz: It was warm at the start but shortly after the start clouds moved in and the hike was nice. Denny and I explored the rock formations before turning back. There was talk of a future summit attempt but nothing planned. Next it was on to Slate Mountain to complete the turkey. (not the one who didn't show) :lol: Denny was looking for FR191 but wasn't sure which mile marker it was near. We were going to pull over to access HAZ for more info and turned into FR191. :DANCE: The drive in was slow in the car as Denny avoided the mud holes and rocks. Once at the trailhead I could hear thunder claps in the distance. We proceeded up the trail but kept watch of the sky. The trail is well groomed and the slope is gradual so you can maintain a good pace. There are flora labels along the way but some of the plants have seen better days. The summit was windy and we didn't stay long with possible thunder storms around. On the hike down (& up) we noticed a section that we could smell smoke and the air felt warm but could see no sign of fire? We finished the hike and got back on the road. While Denny was driving down I17 we saw a HAZ sticker on an SUV. I said it looked like Kyle's ride but wasn't sure. We caught up in the rain caused traffic slow down and made contact. A good day hiking in northern AZ. Thanks for driving Denny.
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Jun 17 2017
nikorock28
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 Joined Nov 16 2010
 Kingman, AZ
Bill Williams Mountain Trail #21Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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nikorock28
Hiking7.65 Miles 2,525 AEG
Hiking7.65 Miles   3 Hrs   20 Mns   2.96 mph
2,525 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
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I was off at 2:18PM and the car said it was 90 degrees. I was the tenth vehicle at the trailhead, but only came across two groups of two hikers each. I was thinking there would be a lot more shade, but miscalculated because it was pretty much all sun until I hit the dense forest at about 2.25 miles. Not out of breath at all, but my legs had zilch and I had to stop a few times. I blame the fact that I missed my typical Saturday afternoon nap and ran out of minerals yesterday. Slogged up in 1:24, where I was greeted with a gaggle of people who had driven up. 5 or 6 vehicles passed me on the road, which is by far the most traffic I have seen up there. I stayed at the top a bit, took some photos from the tower, headed down the road and rested on the bench for a bit. The upper forest was nice and cool, with an increased late afternoon breeze. Maybe ten trees of deadfall currently on the trail.
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Williams and the three B's, AZ 
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Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking18.00 Miles 5,000 AEG
Hiking18.00 Miles   7 Hrs   8 Mns   2.52 mph
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I hit the trail early so I could do all three trails and be home in time for sleep and work. My numbers are kind of a guess except for the time.

Bill Williams is in good shape and only had five downed trees. Juniper,Oak,Pine and some Aspen towards the top with pretty good footing. I like how the Aspen leaves sprinkle the trail towards the top. Always enjoy this one.

First time on Benham and I missed my turn. I was half way to the towers before I caught it. Once on the trail I had no problem staying on it. A lot of oak on the top of this one and mostly Pine towards the bottom. Trail in good shape with a carpet of oak leaves towards the top. I saw some Bear tracks on this one. Route scout startled a Deer and a Fox. I always wonder if Route Scout will keep me from seeing wildlife. I think it might have helped this time. A few views on this one. I hiked it down and then back up to the towers. The best Aspen showing was up there.

I hiked down and up Bixler from there. There is a lot of Oak on this one with a fair amount of Pine and Juniper. A couple nice spots bedded with Pine needles or Oak leaves. The bottom of this trail gets thick and a little spooky if hiking alone. The piles of bear scat and some kind of mangled up hide didn't help. Some good views on this one. The climb towards the top wore me down and I was glad it was my last.

From there it was just down Bill Williams and back to the car. A nice variety of birds out today. Quite a few squirrels and they looked pretty healthy as did the deer and fox. I saw no other hikers the whole day. Great temps as well. A great day out on the trail! :D :y:
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Sep 23 2016
Chasbo
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 Prescott Valley
Bill Williams Mountain Trail #21Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Chasbo
Hiking7.65 Miles 2,474 AEG
Hiking7.65 Miles   2 Hrs   58 Mns   2.58 mph
2,474 ft AEG12 LBS Pack
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This is an awesome trail. It was steep in some sections and rocky at times, but was a blast to hike. My only complaint is that it was hard to find a good vantage point for views at the top. Lots of towers.
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The upper parts of the mountain are starting to change color. Aspens were yellow
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chumley
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 Tempe, AZ
Bill Williams Mountain Trail #21Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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chumley
Hiking7.88 Miles 2,423 AEG
Hiking7.88 Miles   3 Hrs   40 Mns   2.81 mph
2,423 ft AEG      52 Mns Break
 
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Had some stuff to do in Flagstaff and decided to get a few miles in after. Couldn't figure out where Packard lives, so I settled for the other BobP. Somehow haz legend and peakbagger Bob had never crossed paths with Bill, so we headed west and enjoyed a short trip up the hill and back. It was borderline warm in the sun at the bottom. Almost hit 70 in the tower. Some poofy clouds after noon.

Fire lookout is taking forestry at NAU and thinks 80 trees per acre is good. Forestry program must have changed since I could swear I read 6 trees per acre was the way to go. Either way, this mountain is totally overgrown and needs serious thinning. An unplanned fire here would devastate the town below.

Nice to get this one again. Great views of the peaks.
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