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mcmurdosounddifferent

mcmurdosound

and very cool!
Posted Jul 21, 2013 2:51 am

geoturtlegeology lab
Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2012

geoturtle

did it with a geology lab, very impressive. Heard about a professor that camps down there every year to check out the stars. must be SWEEET.
Posted Aug 14, 2012 4:20 pm

jm141302First Volcano   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2011

jm141302

Cool hike. It's like climbing up a pile of vegetated gravel. The hard rock section to get on the rim of the crater could be challenging for a very timid climber.
Posted Sep 8, 2011 7:24 am

RickOShea82Great Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2011

RickOShea82

What a beautiful piece of land the Babbitt's own! Gorgeous views all-around, black lava field to the North and Humphrey's Peak to the South. Quick hike but so worth it. Going back down was so much fun too!
Posted Aug 6, 2011 11:11 pm

callthedoctorNice Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010

callthedoctor

25 years of hiking in Flagstaff...my first time on this popular crater. Nice hike, started around 2pm with my 7 year old son, Ty. We quickly summited (see below), walked around the perimeter of the cone, had a snack then descended around 4pm. It was Saturday, saw 3 other vehicles and a few other hikers.

I actually parked on the western side of SP on the saddle of the next cone west (followed a double track road from the north actually circumferences SP). My Toyota needed "low" to creep up the steep, slippery slope but it probably saved us half the climb.

Nothing much to note..several cairns around the top crater. One LARGE one on the north end, thought it might be gravesite for someone's pet or something...or someone just got ambitious and stacked a bunch of rocks. Also (like Strawberry Crator) a windbreak, but I'll bet it was recently made as well.
Posted Nov 6, 2010 9:02 pm

Alex WoodWith Geology Class  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2009

Alex Wood

Hiked up SP for a geology lab at NAU. Crazy views and cool little volcano. Lots of interesting rocks up there and the crater is quite nice too. Had a nice view of Humphrey's, with snow on it!
Posted Oct 5, 2009 11:47 pm

geoturtleRe: With Geology Class

geoturtle

I did it with a geology lab too... weird. :P
Posted Aug 14, 2012 4:17 pm

eferesenGeology Field Visit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2006

eferesen

Was taking Geology 240 Field Methods. We mapped a region near SP Crater and then hiked up it. Fun day
Posted Jan 5, 2009 12:51 am

Stu BrandelCrater Encounter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 1994

Stu Brandel

A very instructive hike. The black lava flow that snakes over the plain from the crater is impressive.
Posted Dec 15, 2008 1:21 pm

Brett AVolcanophile  Sucess!

Brett A

I've climbed this one on a couple of occasions. It's always very peaceful up there
Posted Dec 14, 2008 8:45 pm

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