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Lava Tubes - Kendrick - The Canyon (Friday departure)

  • May 11, 2013 · 12:00 AM

LAVA CAVES, KENDRICK’S PEAK & GRAND CANYON Dayhikes & Car Camp - Flagstaff

('Not attending' RSVP's are unnecessary)

Fri - Sun, May 10 - 12

Phone:[masked] cell
Leader: Phil Newell ([masked])

Length: 9 miles Saturday and 12 miles Sunday
RSVP required by DIRECT e-mail before May 7th, carpooling & meeting place/time will be arranged on the 7th.

Rating: Moderate
Elev change: +3,000’ (Sat.) and -1,500’ (Sun.)
Kill two birds with one stone on this combination weekend.

We will be car camping close to the Lava Caves near Flagstaff this weekend, allowing multiple options for activities.

The preferred schedule will be:

Friday afternoon: Lava Caves, a ½ mile long cave formed by lava, Friday evening car camp and merriment.

Saturday: Day hike to Kendrick’s Peak where you will get 360 views of Northern Arizona at a cool 10,500 feet. From here you can see the rim of the Grand Canyon. But wait, why “see” when you can “do”?! Saturday night we will enjoy a pleasant evening with friends around the camp fire.

Sunday: we will car pool to the Grand Canyon and day hike from Hermits Rest down part of the Hermit’s Trail and out onto the Esplanade along Boucher Trail, ending at phenomenal views down into the Grand Canyon below Yuma Point. Hermit’s Trail descends 1500ft otherwise the trail is mostly flat. We will return the same way with a detour to Dripping Spring along the way. We will return to Flagstaff to collect the cars and optionally grab a bite to eat.

Entrance to GC is $25/vehicle, so let’s pack ‘em in!

If you are not current on your $15 annual friends Hiking Club membership the hike is $5.00.

Remember ca$h for carpool contribution, GCNP entrance fee and optional after-hike replentishment.

Note: "not attending" RSVP's are unnecessary.


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  • kurt

    What a fan-damn-tastic trip! Phil led a great series of excursions, for which we are grateful, Thanks, Phil!
    We even used the seldom-used 'Fire-Watcher Trail" up Kendrick for the first time.

    May 15, 2013

  • kurt

    Please remember that to attend, participants will need to contact the hike leader directly via his DIRECT email or phone.

    March 24, 2013

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