|when||Trip Report : September 6, 2020|
|Trip Report : August 4, 2018|
|Trip Report : June 20, 2015|
When we did this hike a few years ago, some of us were surprised by the
difficulty and distance of this long hike to 10,000+ feet elevation, and not all
of us got to the saddle. Consider staying in
Flagstaff the night before to acclimate to altitude.
If you want to escape the scorching desert heat for the day, this is the hike you have been looking for. We will hike starting from the Schultz Tank Trailhead, hiking north on the Weatherford Trail #102 to Doyle Saddle at an elevation of 10,800 feet. From the saddle you have terrific views of the Inner Basin, as well as three of the major San Francisco Peaks: Fremont, Agassiz and Humphreys.
We will stop for a lunch break either below or at the saddle before returning to the trailhead along the same route. If weather and time permit, we might detour near the wilderness boundary and take the old Weatherford Canyon Trail through the aspens.
Please make sure you bring raingear and an extra layer for protection from both rain and wind-chill. At these elevations the weather can change very rapidly and bring on dangerous hypothermia conditions.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Rain poncho
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Lunch or snacks
|distance||16 miles round trip|
|EC||+-2778 feet elevation change|
|elevations||8,022 feet at Schultz Tank Trailhead to 10,800 feet at Doyle Saddle|
|on trail||100% — Weatherford Trail #102|
|rating||"A-" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.|
|meet||6:30 AM in the Target parking lot at the corner of Milton and University (just north of I-17) in the corner of the lot next to the traffic light.|
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