San Francisco Peaks: Doyle Saddle from Schultz Tank - 14 miles 

San Francisco Peaks: Doyle Saddle from Schultz Tank - 14 miles, with an elevation gain (and loss) of 2800'. That's an ERM (Energy Required Miles) estimate of about 25.


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Author: wildvagabond
Date: 11 Jun 2013 12:10:57 AM
Source: GPX file
Activity: Hiking
State: Arizona (AZ)
Distance: 13.93 mi  (Change units)
Average Speed: 2.2 mph - 0:27:29/mi
Duration: Total: 6:23:00
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 2836 ft
Total Loss: 2809 ft
Net Change: 27 ft
Difficulty: 5 / 10
Tags: Arizona, Coconino National Forest, Doyle Saddle, Kachina Peaks Wilderness Area, Schultz Tank, wild vagabond, wildernessvagabond.com
Rating:   1 rating(s) Rate it

This is a long, evenly-graded hike on a long-rehabed road (into a trail) in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness, Coconino NF, outside Flagstaff, AZ. 

Hike from approx. 8,000' to a bit over 10,800'.  And back, of course.

One can also start at the Friedline Praire Rd for a trip that is 2 miles shorter.  The road, however, will take extra time because it is not well-maintained.

Park at the Schultz Tank TH and cross the road and begin hiking the Weatherford Trail.  In 1.8 miles you reach an intersection, continue straight ahead, on the Weatherford and into the Kachina Peaks Wilderness.  Lovely.

The old road was long ago closed, and now it provides an evenly-graded approach to Doyle Saddle.  From the Ponderosa into the Firs and Limber Pines.

One can continue to Freemont Saddle or for the truly ambitious, to Humphreys Peak, highest in Arizona.  Take lots of water, you are unlikely to find any along the way (except for small snow filelds early in the season).

See other trip reports at the WV site - click here.

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Tracks

DOYLE-SADDLE

Distance: 13.93 mi Points: 500
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi

Points of Interest

flower

Location: 35.306642, -111.643565

Horned Lizard

Location: 35.295574, -111.633614

view near trail junction - Freemont PK

Location: 35.301667, -111.644341
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Humphrey Pk in distance, at Doyle Saddle

Location: 35.327368, -111.652236
coordinates approx.

tP1030282.jpg

Location: 35.327368, -111.652236

Humphrey Pk in distance, at Doyle Saddle

Location: 35.327517, -111.651390
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Humphrey Pk in distance, at Doyle Saddle

Location: 35.327901, -111.650403
coordinates approx.

at Doyle Saddle

Location: 35.327901, -111.650403
coordinates approx.

left-over from when this was a road

Location: 35.326111, -111.649585
coordinates approx.

left-over from when this was a road

Location: 35.326111, -111.649585
coordinates approx.

bear on the trail

Location: 35.294085, -111.630512

bear on the trail

Location: 35.296052, -111.637027

llama on the trail

Location: 35.296052, -111.637027

flower and bug

Location: 35.317206, -111.647160


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