On a beautiful day in the San Francisco Peaks, three Club members hiked up the
Weatherford Trail to the Doyle Saddle, and then continued to the junction with the
Inner Basin Trail.
We began the hike in at the Schultz Tank trailhead with a temperature of 48°,
the lowest starting temperature we had experienced in a long time. We set a brisk
pace to warm up and shed our jackets by the time we reached the junction with
the Kachina Trail.
There were few other hikers and runners on the trail, so we had long stretches
by ourselves. The forest here is a mixture of pine and aspen, so as we climbed we
had nice stretches of shade in which to cool off.
Climbing higher, the trail is exposed, we got hotter and the shade was reduced to