|when||Trip Report : August 6, 2016|
|Trip Report : July 24, 2010|
This hike is part of passage 34 of the Arizona Trail that travels through the
Ponderosa Pines and Aspen forests in the shadow of the San Francisco Peaks.
This shady hike transverse along the westerly side of Mount Humphreys and
skirts along Nature Conservancy Hart Praire Preserve before arriving at
Views of Kendrick Peak and Mount Humphreys are along the way.
We will return the same way but on the way back we’ll take a short
side trip on the upper portion of the Aspen Loop before returning to the
parked vehicles at
Passage 34 of the Arizona Trail is described on pages 256-262 of Arizona Trail: The Official Guide by Tom Jones and Jerry Sieve, Westcliffe Publishers, 2005.
We will park vehicles at Aspen Corner which is on Snowbowl Road about 3/4 of the way up towards the Snow Bowl on the left side of the road.
Bring rain gear. Monsoons have started and early afternoon showers can be expected almost daily. Sunscreen, 3 liters of water, trail snacks and food, hats, hiking poles, day pack.
|EC||+-500' elevation change|
|elevations||Bismarck Lake: 8801 feet; Aspen Corner: 8876 feet|
|type||In/out the same way with a side excursion on Aspen Loop on return|
|rating||"C" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|on trail||100% — Arizona Trail|
|cost||Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
|meet||7:00 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.|
Carpoolers will proceed to Flagstaff north on I-17 about 140 miles and will
join up with hikers from Flagstaff at the Target parking at northeast corner
of Milton Rd and University Drive (1650 S Milton Rd) at 9:00 AM.
Then all will proceed to the parking area at Aspen Corner off the Snowbowl Rd. Directions to Aspen Corner will be provided at Target.
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