Ready for a LONG day hike to celebrate the end of summer? This 17-mile loop (with a 14-mile car shuttle option) is very challenging and strenuous, but the views are well worth it!
Here's the plan:
Meet at the Humphreys Peak Trailhead at 7:00 am. From here we will climb about 3 miles up to Agassiz Saddle at 11,800 feet. We will then veer to the right and start crossing Agassiz and Fremont on the Weatherford Trail. We will probably pause at Doyles saddle, enjoying our last views of the inner basin before the gentle descent down the Weatherford. Eventually we'll come to the intersection of the Weatherford and Kachina trails. The shorter option would be to continue down the Weatherford to Schultz Tank. The longer option is the walk back up Kachina to our cars on Snowbowl road.
NOTE: This is an extremely strenuous hike. This is not a hike for a first-timer. You will need to be comfortable with high elevation. Please take in account your own fitness level before joining this hike. There will be about a 3000 foot elevation change.
Water (4+ liters)
If you are interested in the shorter option, say so in the comments so we can arrange a car shuttle.