We stopped at about the 1.5 mile point for the group photo with the meadow to
the south in the background. After this point, the group spread out with those
with big lungs leading the way. We could see the fire lookout tower on the top
of the mountain at several points along the way. It always looked very far away
but gave us determination to reach it. Near the top, there is an old one room
log cabin built in 1912 for fire lookout personnel. The cabin still has some
metal spring cots, sleeping bags, etc for hikers caught in bad weather.
The new fire lookout tower is located at the very top. The last push up the
mountain is perhaps the steepest part with more steps rather than just an
The tower is occupied on the weekends. The lookout person was most friendly and
showed us around. The views from the top are spectacular. Kendrick peak is the
tallest mountain in Northern Arizona other than the San Francisco Peaks.
We could see the Kaibab Plateau to the north, home of the North Rim of the Grand
Canyon where many in the club spent 3 glorious days in mid-June. We could also
see Bill Williams Mountain to the southwest where the hike on August 27 will be.
Early arrivers take a much-needed rest.
The rest of the group enjoys a picnic.
Bill Williams Mountain, off to the southwest.