Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
AZ Passage 34 - FR 418 to Bismarck Lake Day Hike
when Trip Report : August 24, 2019
where Flagstaff, north of the SF Peaks
the hike     The hike will start at a trail junction where the AZ Trail crosses FR 418. We will hike south from there to the Bismarck Lake trail junction. Take a side trip over to the mostly dry lake where we will take a snack break. We will then turn around and return via the same route we came in on.
    The trail is a well maintained single track most of the way. It is mostly covered as we make our way through a forest of old growth Aspens and Ponderosa Pine; however, there are open areas, mainly on the Bismarck Lake Trail.
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Rain poncho
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
•  Lunch or snacks
•  Hiking poles
•  Camera
distance 9.3 miles
time 4-5 hours
EC +-1500' elevation change
type In & Out
starting at junction of AZ Trail and FR 418
on trail 100% — Arizona Trail passage 34, Bismarck Lake Trail
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
meet 6:30 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.
•  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 151.
Turn right and follow FR 151 for 1.6 miles to FR 418.
Turn left and follow for 1.1 miles to the Arizona Trail.

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