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Bear Mountain Beauty

Beautiful Sedona day for hiking.  There were quite a few hikers toward the bottom of the Bear Mountain trail but only a few after the…

Getting it done

Gorgeous morning, started early around 730 and plenty of parking. Single track with lots of loose rocks. Best part is upper trail which takes you…

Wilson in the Fall

Man was it chilly this morning! warmed up a bit when the sun came up and the breeze was cool. Fall colors all around and…

Holy Hill

I started at 0700. It was a crisp 36°. I was the first to hit the trail, that I know of. I summited at 0900.…

Scramble

Challenging hike, good climbs up. Beautiful views at the top

Bear Mountain

This was a very hard hike, taking just over 4 hours for the 5 miles.  There are lots of rocks to climb over on the…

Soul sisters

Absolutely gorgeous fall morning, started the hike a bit late around 8 AM and there was one parking spot left but space to park on…

Beautiful Bear

This was a moderately challenging climb with beautiful views throughout the day

Soul hike

Gorgeous morning, started at 830 and we were the only car. Saw total of 8 people the entire hike. Challenging hike for the last mile…

Forest road saunter

Gentle 5 mile climb up a service road with beautiful vistas the whole way up

Watch Towers

Great hike with friends, beautiful fall aspens, view of lava fields then view of Flagstaff at the top

O’Leary Lookout

Hike is on a road so walking was pretty easy but it is a good climb and views are great!

Beautiful uphill challenge

This was all uphill but loads of view all the way up. Great trail.  This is one I would definitely repeat.

Kendrick

Nice trail, steady incline from trailhead to tower! Great views, awesome fall colors.

Best views!

Beautiful trail, little rocky. Very steep for first 2 miles, the prize is the views from the Sedona lookout.

Ohh Leary

It was a great hike with beautiful views. It was a steady incline the whole way. The sandy road sucked at times but just made…

Mt. Humphreys – Round 2

What a beautiful trip! I’ve hiked this trail every year for the last ten years, and it always inspires me and offers new beauties that…

OOOOOOOOOOOO’LEARY!

Was excited that an alternative was availbe for us to finish the summer challange. This one was a great one to complete as my hiking…

Amazing

The first 2 miles were brutal with what feels like the majority of the elevation gain.  It was however worth the torture. The views at…

O’Leary up and up

This was a tough up hill hike with great views.  The trail is a bit of a challenge walking through the fine gravel.  Overall not…

O’Leary

Nice forest road all the way to top. Nice & flat for about 1st mile then it is a steady incline for 4 miles! Great…

Leisurely O’Leary

Such a lovely day to hike and catch up with a friend. While the incline never stopped, this was the fastest paced hike of all.…

Leisurely O’Leary

Such a lovely day to hike and catch up with a friend. While the incline never stopped, this was the fastest paced hike of all.…

Aspens Turning

We were holding out on Williams, waiting for the rains to come and the Ranger District to lift the entry restrictions…ah, the year 2020 just…

Perfect Way to Spend a Day

This was my final hike of the Summer Six Pack of Peaks Challenge. The weather was perfect, slightly cool at the start. Started at the…

A perfect day on Humphrey’s

Did this hike for the second time solo and it quickly became my favorite hike of the year. No wind and 60 degrees on the…

O ‘Leary

Able to see Lava Dome Volcano, wildflower blooming. Great view at the top of the tower.

Mount Elden

Slightly breezy at the top . Well maintained trail

Kendricks Peak

Great MTN out of the three flagstaff Peaks this one is my fav. Hiked with my lazy dog she is not too happy with me.

HP

It was a perfect day to summit Humphreys the weather was nice, sky was clear. The trail was in good condition. I was also with…

The Big One- Humphreys Peak

Our initial plan was to start at around 6:00am but we overslept and woke up around 8:00am. We had to make a stop at the…

Evening hike up Elden

Always a challenge but one of my favorites!! I managed to do it in my best time yet, too. The fall colors are just popping…

Mount Elden

It was a great hike that I did in the morning. From here I left and did Humprey’s Peak it was a very long day.…

Humphrey’s Peak lost my leggs

I have done this trail before last year. However, I did Elden in the morning and Humprey’s in the morning. Yeah, mother nature slapped me…

O’Leary Peak!

Pretty much a road that you get to hike – but the views at the top were very nice. 🙂

O’Leary Peak

This was a decent hike although it is a closed service road that leads to the summit. It was more difficult than I expected for…

The road to Hell (not)

I thought this would be a very easy stroll along a peaceful path through a beautiful pine forest but while it had no technical demands…

This Hike Has Everything!

I’ve done Mt. Humphreys 4 times, but I don’t take this one lightly! You will be presented with many known and possible challenges. First, the…

Hum-Freeze

Started out at 0600 at 46°. Did some exploring hiking in and made summit at 1000. Loved doing this hike on a Monday.. very little…

Awakening the Bear!

Started the Sedona leg of the 6 Peak Challenge. Bear Mtn certainly is a bear! Diverse terrain, up and down and of course the beautiful…

Humphrey’s

Great weather today. A bit windy between saddle and summit but nice at the top.  Rocky trail but well maintained.

Humphreys

Strenuous hike, thinking the trip down was worse than the trip up but over all it was a beautiful day for a butt kicker hike!

O’Leary

I drank coffee before the hike horrible idea haha trail was mainly dirt, gravel, sand but manageable there isn’t much shade throughout the hike so…

Whole Family Summits Humphreys

Mariah volunteered for a double blood donation just three days before the hike – that’s certainly going to inhibit the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood…

O’Leary Peak

The initial plan for the day was to do Wilson Mountain because my friend was trying to do it for the challenge but Sedona was…

12,633

Tough and challenging but always an amazing hike.  Winds were not terrible

🤪

Beautiful day. Coming back down is rough.  We made it.

Wilson Mountain

Beautiful trail!  Not nearly as steep as Bear Mountain, and the views at the top were outstanding!

My Humphreys

Pretty crowded at the saddle and top, lots of dogs and small groups. Most people kind and making space in the trail. This is always…

Humphreys

There are lots of tree roots and loose rocks but overall beautiful hike

Longest hike ever

Was very hot when we started. This one was definitely challenging for me.

My Elden

Tough trail, rocky, good portion in the sun.

Kendrick

More merrier hiking with the group for the first time. Amazing view

Humpreys peak

Drove with family and friends from phoenix around 7:30 AM on beautiful saturday morning. Reached trail head by 10:15 and started our hike around 10:30.…

Conquering Humphrey’s Peak

Such invigorating feeling that I was actually able to accomplish such difficult hike. Love the feelimg of satisfaction and joy and the views are not…

Up we go to 10,423′

This was long but fun and not to strenuous! The cabin is locked and used for storage now and the fire tower was closed due…

Scramble(d) not Fried hike

Trail was a mix of scrambling and single track with loose rocks. Trail was well marked with white paint markers. Several false summits make it…

Bear Mountain – scenic views!

Absolutely stunning – nothing like it. However, it’s a bit more technical than some of the other hikes I’ve done. Really steep gradient. But, again,…

O’Lawd! O’Leary!!

Peaked peak #4 of the 6 Peak Challenge today. Sadly, Bill Williams Trail is closed so O’Leary was back on the docket. A Chilly morning…

Kendrick Peak

This hike was less technical than the Sedona hikes, and even Mt Elden, but that didn’t make it easy because if it’s length and steepness.…

Number 6 of 6

Bill Williams was closed so this was the alternative. This is my least favorite of the 6. I’ve done it last year and didn’t really…

Number 5 of 6

Labor day hike 2 of 2. After summiting Kendrick, u had to do a second peak to get me tired. Baby Yoda loved it.

Kendrick Peak with the Crew

A group of my friends and I started this trail around 6:30 am. They sky was clear, the sun was barely coming up and it…

Kendrick laaaamar

The trail is pretty easy to follow luckily the weather was nice about 77 degrees. Amazing views all around I loved all of the pine trees…

El-DONE!

Tackled peak 3 of 6 today, Elden. It didn’t kick me as hard as it did last year. 6 miles elevation gain of 2326 for…

Roots and Rocks – Humphreys Peak

Roots and rocks, say that several times in a row, makes a pretty good beat box rhythm! That being said, I was so anxious about…

Kendrick today, Humphrey tomorrow!

This hike couldn’t have been any more perfect! Starting temps at 7:30am were mid 50°s , at finish 10:45, mid 80°s.  My friend and I…

Straight up

great climb and descent. Views everywhere.

It is a Beat.

Super hard climb, but views everywhere you look.   Very few hikers, do had the trail pretty much to ourselves.   Best sign at the…

Mt. Elden

My friend and I started this trail at around 6:00am in the morning. It was a bit cloudy at the start of the trailhead but…

Elden

Beautiful views along the way and at the summit the Steady incline and elevation really made this hike enjoyable great kick in the ass 💪🏻

Beautiful hike!

I really enjoyed this hike. I actually can’t remember the exact trail that we took but it was one of the shorter ones. The sunrise…

Beautiful view at every rest stop

The day after Humphrey’s, pancakes, hot tub and a good night’s rest and we are ready to go again. What an amazing hike that is…

The big one

I’ve heard so much about this hike and it did not disappoint! This was my 1st time and I was definitely intimidated but it turned…

Hike to the Heavens

This was our 2nd annual Hike to the Heavens on memory of my son Ryan. Awesome hike, glad it was part of the 6 Peak…

We do it for the pancakes!

What a wonderful day! We had been planning this hike for quite awhile and here it is! Though we have many hiking miles under our…

Number 3 of 6

Windy cold day on Humphrey peak. Also summited Mt. Agassiz which is the second tallest peak at 12,360ft  in Arizona. Attempt at your own risk…

Bear Mountain Trail

We started this hike around 6:30am. The sun was already up, so it was starting to get a bit warm. The first couple of miles…

Number 1 of 6

Hot day in Sedona along with Arizona local friends. Baby Yoda’s first hike in AZ too.

Number 2 of 6

After summiting Bear Mountain, Wilson was next. Very hot 105 degree day. Baby Yoda & Wilson on top of Wilson Mountain.

Wilson Mountain

After finishing Bear Mountain the group I was with decided to go on ahead with hiking up Wilson Mountain. By this time it was really…

Mt Humphreys

Perfect day for this hike.  Temperatures in the 50s for most of the hike.  The trail was not as crowded as my previous hikes to…

Bear 🐻

Challenging in the heat but enjoyed the variations of terrain definitely a great hike.

Escape the Crowds

Originally planned to hike Williams, but checked the FS website at the last minute to discover the area was closed to entry. Made a last…

Kendrick

After a 5-6 mile off-road adventure in my little Lexus in the dark.. I arrived safely at the trailhead lot at 0515. I stayed put…

Humphreys!!!!!

It’s amazing what good company can do for a hike! Met up with a group of friends to complete this and it was such a…

Elden’s sore calves

Incline, incline, and more incline. Clesrly marked, easy to follow trail right next to the road. Nice views, felt like the steepness/incline just kept going…

Easy Elden … NOT!!!

Shortest distanced trail … this trail is no joke. I was on a week-long journey thru northern Arizona when a friend drove up to hike…

Bill Williams mountain hike

Started drive from phoenix to Williams AZ around 7AM and reached trailhead by 10am. Started hike it was pleasant and most of the hike was…

Mount Elden

This hike is one of the more impressive looking hikes from the bottom. From the parking lot you can see the mountainside you’re going to…

Best views in Williams

Yayy… my last one of the bunch. And challenge is complete. I love this trail. Not the first time doing it… make sure to keep…

Vertigo

The trail is a little over-grown and there are two downed trees across the trail; otherwise in pretty good shape. We started early and hit…

Kendrick Mountain

Great hike to start early and take advantage of watching the sunrise.

What Peak Is It? HUMP-HREY!!

Conquered our 2nd of 6 peaks yesterday. It was a beautiful day in flagstaff to hike 10 miles and gain 3,353ft in elevation to the…

Humphreys

Toodled to the top of AZ. Nice hike, enjoyed the alpine.

Elden

I started my hike at 5:30a. Summited at 7:20a. Not the length of time I was hoping for but it wasn’t terrible. I had to…

Humphreys Peak

Made it to the top, but fast departure as the storms were rolling in.

Wilson

Great hike in great weather. The hike up was moderately strenuous and I found the hike down more difficult, mostly due to the slippery marble/golf…

Beautiful Mt Kendrick

Can’t say enough good things about the Mt Kendrick trail.  With 4.5 miles to the top and approximately 2600 feet elevation gain, the trail is…

The best views yet

This was the best so far.. Long but not difficult and plenty of great scenery.. I will be back.

Fashion Week

I forgot how steep this hike is since I hadn’t hiked it since last year. It didn’t help that it was really humid. Outside of…

Fashion Week

I forgot how steep this hike is since I hadn’t hiked it since last year. It didn’t help that it was really humid. Outside of…

Rain, rain, stay away

We watched rain all around us, but we got nothing more than light showers.  We watched the start of a fire in the distance.  Skies…

Kendrick

A nice toodle up a cinder cone. Nice platform up top for lunch and a stretch.

The Lava Dome

We arrived at the parking lot at 5am. We wanted to get a good start before the sun’s heat would make it a little more…

Kendrick Peak

One of my favorite hikes in Flagstaff. Not busy which is always a plus especially in these times. Cabin at the top is closed due…

Mt. Elden (Flagstaff, AZ)

This trail is well maintained and has a decent amounts of shade along the journey, an exception being the peak.  The many switch-backs provide gorgeous…

Kendrick

Embarked on our first of 6 Peak challenges today. Day trip to beat the heat of the Valley to Flagstaff! A beautiful day on the…

Brutal Bear Mountain

Grateful we started early in the morning…ended up on the wrong trail to start (Doe Mountain) and started a little later than we wanted.  This…

Bear

Hot!  No Shade

Hot & Rocky with 2 Great Views

Nice hike that is partially shaded. Parking lot doesn’t open until 8am, so get there early if you go on a weekend. There was a…