Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Fat Man’s Loop Day Hike
when September 1, 2018
  Trip Report : August 5, 2017
where Flagstaff
the hike     This hike will begin at the Sandy Seep Trailhead on Hwy. 89 east of the Dry Lake Hills. Then it will take the Sandy Seep, the Christmas Tree, the west side of Fatmans Loop, and the Pipeline Trails to the homestead of John Elden, for whom Mount Elden is named. Remnants from his ranch, his son’s grave, and the spring that led him to settle in this spot still remain.
    From there we’ll return by the same route, except for hiking the east side of the Fatmans Loop trail.
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Rain poncho
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
•  Lunch or snacks
•  Hiking poles
•  Camera
distance 10.4 miles
time 5-6 hours
EC +-1500' elevation change
elevations 6900' (Trailhead) to 7470' (Mt Elden trail junction)
type figure-6 (out and back with a loop in the middle)
on trail 100% — Sandy Seep, Christmas Tree, Fatmans Loop, and Pipeline Trails
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 6:00 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.
•  From Fry’s, take I-17 north to the I-40 junction just south of Flagstaff.
Take I-40 east to Country Club Drive.
Take Country Club Drive north to US 89.
Take US 89 east to the McDonald’s in the Safeway parking lot, just past Flagstaff Mall.

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