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inner basin to weatherfod trail

 
inner basin to weatherfod trail

Page Type: Route

Location: Arizona, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 35.34640°N / 111.6778°W

Object Title: inner basin to weatherfod trail

Route Type: snoe shoeing or summer hike

Time Required: Expedition

Difficulty: YDS class 3 Light Scramble

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Page By: peakcrazy

Created/Edited: Jul 1, 2005 / Jul 18, 2005

Object ID: 165686

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Approach


First get to flagstaff and take highway 89 torwards page Arizona, this will not be long. There will be a sign that says sunset crater on the right, instead turn left ad from there follow the signs to lockett meadow, it is a big fall if you happen to drive off the road. Have a good time, this road may be closed during the winter so you may need to hike the on the road. There is also a need to get a backcountry winter pass to go here, it is free.

Route Description


Start at Lockett Meadow trailhead in lockett meadow, it is really a beatiful place to camp. Hike 1.5 mi past the fFagstaff Spring, you will pass two gates to get there and the in a half mile you will enter into a meadow an there will be a pump station of the flagstaff spring and a place to rest. From there continure to hike torward Fremont peak, depending on how much snow there was that year will determine when you step into you snow shoes. In the spring time cramons (semi flexible are good), or snowshoes with the spikes are recommended for faster travel. Keep hiking torward Fremont peak untill the trail turns off to Doyle saddle, it might not be much of a trail with all the snow so somehow choose a route and get to the saddle. The avalanche paths work great. From there decide which peak to climb, Agasszi, Freemont or Humphreys. You can only hike Agassiz when there is snow on it because of endangered type of alagae that grows on it during the summer, 500 dollar fine if caught. If you choose to climb up assazi go up the ridge untill you reach the top. There are many ways to take agassiz, I hiked it on the east face of the mountain and if it is the spring time you will need crampons, we didnt feel the need to rope off but we did as precaution. Once on top either hike down the north ridge where that takes you to Agassiz saddle and from there you will be able to take the ridge to humphreys. But if you dont have that much time and want to try humphreys cross the lower part of Agassiz across the exposed area to the big rock formation and from there hike over the ridge and then down it to the saddle. From there take the ridge to Humphreys peak, there are 3 false summits, and dig the sign out of the snow and dont forget to take pictures. Bring a topo map of the area, it helps a bit, I will try to post one on the site. Sorry that I dont have any pictures from the top, they all got lost on my disk and i am trying to sort them out, i will post them as soon as i can.

Essential Gear


Bring climbing rope that is okay when it gets wet. Crampons or snow shoes depening on the day and season. In winter make sure you have a probe, shovel and beacon. if you want to bring an ice axe, it helps when you need to make steps when going up agassiz. And depending on the weather dress appropriately, the weather there changes quickly.

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Images

All six peaks of the San...Aspens at the Base Of...Perfect snow all the way,...Aspens Hailing WinterHumphrey\'s thru the Aspens<br />
...another climber going up...Fremont on left and agassiz...
View from I-17 norhtward...