BILL WILLIAMS MOUNTAIN Saturday May 3, 2014
Carpool 7am, Hike 10:25am
Moderate-Difficult 8 miles RT 2,474 ft elevation gain
Constructed as a horse trail in 1902 to service the fire tower on the summit, this higher elevation trail wastes no time on switchbacks, plowing straight up in abrupt, heart-pumping style. Most of the trail is canyon-bound and thick with ponderosa, aspen, vines and flowering shrubs. Views are sparse until the trail emerges on a ridgeline below the summit where fir trees and aspens embellish breathtaking vistas! Optional lunch afterwards at South Rims Wine & Beer Garage 514 E. Rt 66 Williams, AZ 86046 [masked]
Carpool: 7am departure Bagel Gourmet 16845 N. 29th Ave #4 located at the West end of the Frys Shopping Center at I-17/Bell Rd.
Directions: Take I-17 North to Flagstaff, go left (West) on I-40 30 miles to exit 161. Go left (South) on Railroad Ave, then left on Clover Hill, following signs to Williams District Ranger Station and the trailhead.
Bring: 3-4 liters water,snacks, hat, camera.