Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
AZT Passage 34 FR 418 to FR 417
when Saturday, August 26, 2017
where Flagstaff, north side of the San Francisco Peaks
the hike     This is a continuation of my desire to do as much of the Arizona Trail as I can on a day hike basis. From FR 418 to FR 417 does not sound very far, but it is 13.2 miles, mostly downhill. I have not done this hike before, so it is exploratory along the well-marked Arizona Trail. We will do a car shuttle to make it a one way hike. Drive at least one car to the north end (FR 417), leave it, and return to FR 418 which is reached by turning off US 180 on FR 151 near MP 235. Bring a lunch, it will be a long day.
    For those that want to and can, you are invited to drive to Munds Park on Friday and stay at David French’s place. We can do a short hike on Friday if you want to. If interested, email and I will provide additional information.
    Due to the length of the hike and the car shuttle, the hike is limited to 16 hikers.
Required:
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Rain poncho
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
•  Lunch or snacks
Recommended:
•  Hiking poles
•  Camera
distance 13.2 miles
time 6-7 hours
EC 1800' elevation change
elevations 6393' to 8287'
type one way
on trail 100% — Arizona Trail, passage 34
rating "B"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Flagstaff
leader    Email the leader to confirm.
meet 6:00 AM in the Fry’s parking lot on the SW corner of I-17 & Bell Road. Park behind Denny’s, near the entrance to the Deer Valley Park & Ride.
drive
•  Take I-17 north to Flagstaff. We will reconvene in the Target parking lot on Milton.
From Flagstaff, drive north on US 180 to FR 521 at MP 235.
Turn right and go 1.6 miles and bear left onto FR 418 and go to the AZT crossing.
Forest Roads are not paved, but generally passable. High clearance preferred.

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