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Mt. WILSON

Perfect weather and beautiful scenery.

Bill Williams Mountain

My fave trail out of the 6. Well maintained , marked, beautiful, lightly trafficked trail. Great fall weather, breezy and the smell of the forest…

Quiet Forest, Beautiful Hike

What a beautiful hike! I loved how I didn’t see a single soul as I was climbing up until the end of the trail, when…

Wilson Mountain

Rocky, moderately trafficked trail. Good weather. Views at the top are beautiful.

Bear

Difficult

Quiet Kendrick

Arizona Six-Pack of Peaks is completed! This was our 6th hike. After doing Humphreys Peak last week, this hike seemed fairly easy. Fortunately there was…

#6

I had PTHS from Humphrey peak ( post traumatic hike syndrome) I was very concerned for this final hike, did not want to go. But…

Elden and I

Beautiful hike! Windy, but beautiful ????

Bear Mountain

An invigorating climb up to Bear Mtn. Beautiful views.

Wilson Mountain – The Final One!

Trail is pretty rocky and was a little challenging because of that.  Saw 3 tarantulas walking around towards the top of the mountain, pretty cool. …

Is this the summit?

Amazing summit!  Loved climbing the sandstone.  Note that the trailhead is across the road from parking and not the first summit!

“Wiiilllllllsonnnnn!!!”

We tackled both Sedona summits in one day, beginning with Wilson Mountain, as the sun was rising with canopies of color all around us, ascending…

WILSON!!!!!

Beautiful hike in the fall. The view at the top is amazing!!

The Bear Deception

We tackled both Sedona summits in one day, ending with Bear Mountain, which, in my opinion, was the most challenging (and most fun!) of all…

slip sliding away!!

It was a day to remember! Going to the peak was fine, but the journey down was very difficult. icy patches were numerous, and treacherous.…

Humphrey was a challenge!

I found this hike to be difficult! The altitude is a challenge near the top on the ascend and the snow, ice, mud on the…

Fall Welcomed Bill Williams

Beautiful hike at Bill Williams Mountain! This was a gradual incline for the first 2.5 miles before feeling more of the elevation the rest of…

Elden

This was our final hike for the challenge, and it was definitely one of the more strenuous ones. That being said, I’m glad I did…

…and last but not least….

Elden… the hike that when it’s 30° makes you feel like it’s 130°. Elden was the last hike of the challenge for me and I…

Sedona beauty

What a beautiful cool day to finish my summer 2021 challenge .

Bear Mountain – Take 2

A friend and I attempted this hike in early August, but didn’t read the sign that said the trail was across the road. So I…

12 Peaks in One Year DONE!!!

This hike was really steep but the trail was not all that bad for as steep as it was. Definitly better than Flat Iron. Do…

Bear Mountain

Wow, this really was a bear of a hike! Perfect day for hiking in Sedona. Nice and chilly, sunny, and perfect.

It was a Bear of a Hike

The trial was pretty nice and well marked. A few spots were were tough to navigate but mostly doable. Not a bad view anywhere on…

Bear mountain

Heart pumper! But not as strenuous as described. Went solo and had no problems

Wilson Mountain

What views! This was a long hike, 9.75 miles according to my watch, but that helped “stretch out” the elevation gain which was about 2500…

Wilson Mtn

Beautiful hike. Not super hard, but hard enough to get the blood flowing. Views are amazing.

Red Rock

Great day for a hike in Sedona. After leaving the Grand Canyon and snow it was great to have the hike.

Quaking Aspens on Elden

Great hike up to the lookout tower. We drove up from Phoenix and found plenty of parking. The trail is close to AZ 89A and…

The Two Seasons of Humphreys

Humphreys Peak was our 4th of the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge and we couldn’t have picked a more perfect day! It was 50° with winds…

Humphreys

I loved hiking above the tree line.  And this is a must do in the fall.  Seeing the aspens from above is amazing.

Humphreies

Amazing hike, beautiful throughout.  Extremely windy & recent snows created several very icey patches. Gloves & poles huge help.

my favorite hike!!!

Best most enjoyable hike I have ever done. I loved this hike so much!! Beautiful fall colors. Aspens in all their glory!!

Pretty Bill

This is a beautiful trail and the best one so far! The trail was “shaded” almost the whole way. There were not many rocks. The…

Humphreys is big.

Got there at 6:45AM and it was below freezing, saw frost on the grass at the beginning of the hike.  Trail was super popular, lots…

Humphreys Peak

Great day for a hike. Little chilly for a Phoenician but will obviously get much colder in the winter.  Crossed this off my bucket list

Bill Williams Mountain Trail

Trail was washed out from recent rains but not too bad! Rocky and a few fallen trees blocking paths. Gnats were under control and weather…

Humprey’s Peak

Weather started out in the 30s but luckily we had no wind! There was a bit of ice on the ground at the beginning and…

Elden Lookout Trail

Bring poles! This hike is extremely rocky and scrambling is required in some areas. Get to trailhead EARLY as it fills up very quickly. The…

Williams in the rain

Perfect weather with a little bit of rain, the only issue were the flies. Only saw one other person the whole hike.

Fall is in the Air

Cold, cloudy, quiet start to my hike and only two cars in the parking lot.  It was cold enough that the bugs weren’t too bad…

Bill Williams is different.

This mountain is different than the others I’ve done in the area.  There were sections in the upper half that made me think I was…

Humphreys Peak in September

This hike is the last on the list, but after completing Kendrick Peak, I was ready, and October was looming. Weather is the biggest concern…

Humphreys

My 6th of the 6-peak challenge: could not have picked a better day and friends to hike with. It was a challenging climb, but awesome…

Humphreys

Perfect weather and perfect company…

Humphreys

Incredible journey with the best group ever….we did it! Can’t wait for the next Challenge with this group of amazing friends!

Mount Kendrick

Great hike!   Really enjoyed the whole way up!   Great views!

Mount Humphrey

Beautiful, challenging trail.  Great day, no wind.

Mt Elden

Great hike, along with beautiful weather

Completing the Challenge at Kendrick

This hike was done the day after I hiked Humphrey’s Peak. This one was easier compared with Humphrey’s Peak the previous day. There were scattered…

Hike up Humphrey

This one I started in the morning, however I was sluggish so this was a whole day hike. There weren’t too many wildflowers but there…

Hike up Humphrey

This one I started in the morning, however I was sluggish so this was a whole day hike. There weren’t too many wildflowers but there…

Humphreys

Humphreys summit 3 down! I look forward to every year completing this hike for my birthday! Going on a Monday is gold due to hardly…

Humphreys Peak

I’ve been looking forward to this hike since starting these challenges. To finally be able to tackle this beast is an extremely rewarding feeling. We…

O’Leary peak

Started early, spent the night at Bonito campground, cool morning.  Followed the forest road up thru the trees next to the old lava flows.  The…

Kendrick ‘Lamar’ Peak ?

This was such an emaculate hike!! I arrived with a friend before the crack of dawn at 5:40am (I had to be back to Phoenix…

Elden mountain lookout

Started at fat and loop parking trailhead, nice morning not too warm.  Took it nice and slow thru the lower trail, spotting a few deer…

Kendrick Peak

Hike was amazing!  Lots of wildflowers. Amazing view of Grand Canyon and Humphreys at the top.

The Kendrick Climax

The ponderosa pine forest provided a nice change of scenery – different than that of our other previous hikes. The trail was blanketed with a…

Journey to North Wilson

What an emaculate view North Wilson Mountain gives! ?? This was my first time hiking this trail and I’m so glad I did. It’s a…

The Final of Six

A beautiful hike filled with wildflowers right now of all colors. Got a slow start but once I got my momentum going I got up…

Elden by the Mall…

Pretty popular hike for Flagstaff residents because it’s right in the middle of town next to the mall.  A little technical in places…my dog needed…

Solitude, Views, and Bugs

I was the only car in the Encinoso Parking Lot when I started my hike and had the trail and the mountain all to myself…

Bill Williams Trail #21

This was a beautiful hike. The trail is well maintained. It gets very narrow and steep towards the top (last mile). Despite some road noise…

Humphreys peak

It was very busy on the holiday weekend and the altitude bothered me more than I’d like!

The Best One!

This was our last hike, and we saved it for the best day – the weather was beautiful, and all of the wildflowers were in…

Best hike ever!

Absolutely gorgeous hike! The weather couldn’t have been better. The hike is gradual and beautiful! One of the best hikes ever!

Kendrick Peak

This was our last hike, and we saved it for the best day – the weather was beautiful, and all of the wildflowers were in…

Awesome Hike!

This was our last hike, and we saved it for the best day – the weather was beautiful, and all of the wildflowers were in…

Solitude and Fee Free Day!

I didn’t know it but today was a Fee Free Day for some reason. ??‍♀️ Started at about 6:30am and I didn’t see another human…

Last One!

This was our last hike, and we saved it for the best day – the weather was beautiful, and all of the wildflowers were in…

Humphreys

Busy on the trail but a beautiful day!  

Bill Williams

Beautiful full forrest hike. Lots of flowers after the rains. Go early in the morning to get a fully shadded hike. It can get to…

Bear Mountain Adventure

Hubby and I got an early start at 6:00 am, there was only one other car in the parking lot. Weather was a bit chilly…

Wilson’s Revenge

Beautiful start at 8am, but very warm coming back down. Took me 3.5 hrs to go up and 2 to come down.

Bear mntn hike

Challenging hike as I did this one solo instead of with my usual group. Pretty strenuous. Lots of climbing. Follow the white dots

Walking up Wilson

This was an afternoon hike. The weather was fine. There were wildflowers although it wasn’t a superbloom. Surprisingly there were few hikers on the trail…

Walking up Wilson

This was an afternoon hike. The weather was fine. There were wildflowers although it wasn’t a superbloom. Surprisingly there were few hikers on the trail…

Bill Williams

We’re kicking butt on these hikes! Another one under our belts with awesome friends!

My Humphreys with thunder

Challenging but fun as always!  I bit busier than normal.  And watch out for unexpected storms.  Forecast said 0% chance but we got thunder and…

Bill williams

Beautiful hike.  Postponed 2 weeks due to logging on the mountain, but so worth it!  Bugs were bad due to Mr event rains, but mainly…

Bill Williams

Perfect weather, good trail, and great group

The Lookout, Lightning and O’Leary

O’Leary Peak Saturday, August 28 2021 There was no mobile service when I reached the trailhead parking lot – The parking lot is small with…

Humphrey’s Peak – Made it!

Started the hike at around 8:00am. Took many photos of the woods as the views were amazing. Once I reached past the tree lines, I…

Bill Bill Trail

Wonderful trail!  Shady, beautiful Aspens and gorgeous views.

Climbing Bill Bill

Beautiful forest of tall pines and aspens. The wildflowers blanketing the grounds were a gorgeous change of scenery and the shaded canopy of trees was…

Humphrey’s peak

Started a little bit later than I normally do, not a problem tho, the weather was still cool. There were a lot of other people…

The Dream Hike Kendrick Peak

Kendrick Peak Friday, August 26 2021 The trailhead is seven miles from Hwy 180 on dirt roads – It is a left turn from Hwy…

Wrestling With The Bear

Bear Mountain Wednesday, August 25 2021   Got a late start and decided to do a shorter length hike – Unfortunately the time it took…

Mount Elden Short-N-Steep

Mount Elden Wednesday August 25 2021   This is apparently a very popular hiking destination – The parking lot was full when I arrived –…

Bill Williams LOOK OUT !!!

Bill Williams Mountain August 24 2021   This hike was only seven minutes away from where I stayed for the week – As I drove…

Humphreys Hit The Wall

Humphreys Peak Monday August 23 2021   Took a week off close to my birthday and decided to attempt the Arizona Summer Six Pack of…

Humphreys Hit The Wall

Humphreys Peak Monday August 23 2021   Took a week off close to my birthday and decided to attempt the Arizona Summer Six Pack of…

Kendrick

Feature two of our double hike weekend! Early rise to beautiful Kendrick and the best weather we could ask for! After all the storms Flagstaff…

Kendrick Peak

Second hike of the weekend… gorgeous but tiring. After hiking O’Leary the day before this hike was a little bit more strenuous than usual, but…

Kendrick Peak – Climb to the Tower

I’d hiked Kendrick a few times before, but this time was the best. Uncrowded, quiet except for the grasshoppers and occasional birds. The wildflowers were…

Kendrick Peak

The dirt road is 6-7 miles to the trailhead with mostly washboard bumps and not big boulders or holes in the road. It is not…

O’Leary

Early rise and cool temps kicked off the start of this double feature hiking weekend! Couldn’t have asked for better weather and company!

Kendrick Peak is a lie

The hike was good overall! I say it was a lie because alltrails listed the trail as 9.3, but the trail was actually 10.6. That…

O’Leary

The first of two hikes this weekend. It was a beautiful 50°F when we set out in the morning and it only got up to…

Mount Elden

Same wonderful group of friends! Incredible views!

Kendrick Peak

Started the hike around 8:15 am Saturday morning. Sunny throughout the day. Passed by a couple landmarks such as the cabin. Reached the top, saw…

Kendrick Peak

Started the hike around 8:15 am Saturday morning. Sunny throughout the day. Passed by a couple landmarks such as the cabin. Reached the top, saw…

Kendrick

Great trail. Easy to run on. Switchbacks are great. No steep climbing.  Fire tower was closed.

Mount Elden – The Workout

Started at around 8:30am. Perfect day for a hike with the temps in the high 70s. The scenery was great but definitely a workout. Read…

Kendrick

We did it again! Only one more to go after this one!