|when?||Trip Report : September 28, 2014|
Don’t step in camel dung. We will try and find then hike a portion
of the 1240-mile trail that extended from Arkansas to the Colorado River.
The trail was plotted by Navy lieutenant Edward Beal along with camel
driver Hadji Ali (Hy Jolly) and became the first federally funded
road in the southwest.
The TOPO plot appears to be mostly flat. However, will take side trip up and down “Wild Bill Hill” – and an option to summit Government Knoll on the return trip
The hike is exploratory. Part is on trail #61 (if we can find it) shown on Kaibab National Forest Map, and part is off trail. See TOPO Map.
|EC||+-1250' elevation change|
|elevations||7464' (Government Prairie) to 8181' (Wild Bill Hill)|
|on trail||20% — Trail #61|
|rating||"B" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
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.
Camp Verde for potty stop only (bring your breakfast). Need to be hiking by 10:00 AM or sooner. Sunset is at 6:15 PM. At 1.5 mph we should make it.
• Take I-17 north to Flagstaff and then I-40 west toward Williams.
• Exit at 185.
• Turn right and go three miles north on FR 171 to the trailhead.
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