Camp and/or Hike Near Flagstaff

Date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 to Sunday, July 16, 2017
Leaders: 
Mark Miller - 623-640-5375, MarkM50@yahoo.com
Nancy Dawn Spence - Cell: 480-213-2003, NancyActPar@cox.net
Rating: 
A to F (for "fun") - whatever you want to make of it as long as you have fun.

Call or email one of the leaders for RSVP for camping and more details.

For hiking - no RSVP necessary - arrive at the trailhead before specified time.

Dispersed camping on FR 222 (Coconino National Forest). From Flagstaff, take US 180 approximately 8 miles, then turn left onto FR 222.  Go about 1 or 2 miles until you reach a fork in the road at Wing Mountain.  Take the right-hand fork and we’ll be camping in the forest somewhere in the next mile or two.  Look for a yellow sign that says “Infinite Possibilities”.  

There are no facilities or bathrooms here.  Bring your own table, chairs, etc. and take care of your own trash. Temperatures will probably range from 50 to 80 degrees so bring layers of clothing.  Most of us usually go to bed shortly after dark, so please arrive by then.  Happy hour usually starts around 5 p.m. so bring whatever drinks you would like.  It is great if you can bring a snack or something to share in our potlucks for both nights. 

Hiking on Friday, July 14 – Slate Mountain Trail # 128 and/or Red Mountain  (Kaibab National Forest)
Arrive at the Slate Mountain trailhead before 10:00 a.m.
Directions:  Drive 35 miles north of Flagstaff on US 180 to FR 191. Turn west 2 miles to the trailhead on the right side of the road. US 180 is paved. FR 191 is graveled and suitable for passenger cars in most weather.  

This is an up and back hike on the same trail with an elevation gain of 850 feet.  Mixed reports say it is either 5 or 8 miles round trip.  The gradual assent and panoramic views make this an exceptional hike.  Red Mountain Trail is only about 3 miles round trip so we may do that afterwards if people want to or some might want to do this instead of Kendrick on Saturday.

Hiking on Saturday, July 15 – Kendrick Mountain Trail #22  (Kaibab National Forest)
Arrive at Kendrick Trailhead before 10:00 a.m.
Directions:  From Flagstaff take US 180 about 20 miles to FR 193.  At MM 233 turn left (west) onto FR 193 and go3 miles to FR 171.  Turn right onto FR 190, then right again in just over one mile which takes you directly to the trailhead.  

This is a total of 9 miles straight up and straight down with an elevation gain of 2,700 feet.  Some people may choose to only go part way or choose a different hike in the area.