posting for Nate...
Saturday, Sept 7th
Bagel Gourmet 16845 N. 29th Ave, Phoenix.
(West end of the Fry's at I-17 & Bell Rd.)
Distance: 7-9miles round trip
Elevation Gain\Loss: ~700'
Description: The Kachina trail winds through beautiful pine and aspen forest along the Southwestern flank of Mt. Humphreys. The trail offers views overlooking Flagstaff and surrounding areas. This time of year with the wet monsoon weather the tall grasses, ferns, flowers and a variety of mushrooms flourish.
Hike[masked] miles (~2.5 -3 hours) out along the Kachina Trail then return via the same route making a 7-9 mile round trip, roughly 5 hours total hiking time at a leisurely pace.
For those that need more, they can trek a head of the group and reach the intersection of the Weatherford Trail and 6.1 miles and return making it a 12.2 mile trek. Likewise those wishing a shorter trip can rest/snack earlier and we will catch them on the return or back at the trail head.
What to bring: Water (2-3 liters), snacks/small lunch, rain jacket, sunscreen.
Optional: hat, camera, trekking poles, sense of humor
Trail Details: http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=199
I17 North to Flagstaff
I17 turns into Milton Rd
Continue ~1.6 miles on Milton Rd
Left Turn on N Humphreys St
Left Turn on US180/Fort Valley Rd
~6.6 miles to Snowbowl Rd.
Follow it to the top,
Turn right into the Kachina Trail parking lot.