by Stewart Aitchison & Bruce Grubbs (Falcon Guides)
© Stewart Aitchison & Bruce Grubbs/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
A classic hike in northeastern Arizona. Arizona's second highest peak and I believe one of the most beautiful scenery around. The west fork of the Little Colorado appears and reappears often throughout this hike providing wonderful resting spots. The dense forests caused my GPS to loose its signal but worth that little inconvenience. The description mentions glacier activity and yes, this trail makes you feel like you are in a prehistoric forest with moss-covered conifers, fallen engelmann spruce and rugged rock formations. A popular trail so count on others around - at least in the first few miles in the open meadow areas, until the ascent begins....
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