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    Luigi Vampa reviewed Kendrick Peak Trail

    2 months ago

    I've lived in Flagstaff nearly my entire life and hadn't ever hiked KP. Due to recent forest closure, it was one of the only options. Loved the trail. It is well maintained and easy to follow. Great view at the top. Did it early in the morning and was never hit by the sun until the very top. Only a handful of people on the trail which surprised me because it was 4th of July. The trailhead was easy to find if even though it is 30-40 minute drive from town.

    Luigi Vampa completed Kendrick Peak Trail

    2 months ago

    Luigi Vampa reviewed South Bass Trail

    5 months ago

    Did this hike at the end of April. Road getting out was pretty serious. Definitely need some ground clearance. We were expecting to pay $25 bucks to on the Havasupai reservation but nobody was at the gate so we just went through. Great views at the trailhead. As should be expected, the trail is steep with lots of loose rock. Very easy to slip. Took 4 liters going down and cached 2 at the edge of the esplanade. Also had a filter to refill at the river. We camped at the river on a nice little beach. Had packed an inflatable raft to cross to the north side which we did (had to put in about a 1/4 mile down river to avoid some rapids). Explored the north side a bit before heading up river and crossing back to the south. My garmin recorded almost 8 miles to the river. Left at 4am to hike out and caught sun on the first climb and the esplanade. Lots of good shade on the second climb. It was a good hike with great views. I think it took us 3-4 hr going down and 6-7 going up (with an hour break at the esplanade).

    Luigi Vampa completed South Bass Trail

    5 months ago

    Luigi Vampa reviewed Soda Lake

    10 months ago

    Came out Thanksgiving morning for a solo Turkey Trot. Did two loops, 1 CW, 1 CCW. Same amount of hills it seemed like either way. Some sandy spots but not bad. The road is wash boarded for most of it but they were spread out so it wasn’t too bad. Loved the sunrise views.

    Luigi Vampa completed Soda Lake

    10 months ago

    Luigi Vampa reviewed O'Leary Peak Trail

    10 months ago

    I’ve lived in Flag my whole life and never even heard of this Peak until looking into the Fearsome Four challenge. This is a great hike. Just a dirt access road all the way up but made running easy. It’s a pretty mild incline until about the last mile then gets steep. Lots of great views of the Peaks/Mt Elden/Kendrick Peak/Sunset Crater. There is a little alcove just passed the tower that gets you out of the trees and really opens up the views. Tracked 10 miles exactly. I’ll definitely give this one another go. The kids could handle at least part of it, no problem.

    Luigi Vampa completed O'Leary Peak Trail

    10 months ago

    Luigi Vampa completed Hawes Trail System Loop

    11 months ago

    Luigi Vampa reviewed Hawes Trail System Loop

    11 months ago

    Did the counter-clockwise loop. I️ thought the trail was marked very well and didn’t have any issues finding where I️ needed to go. Had to jump of for some bikers but it wasn’t too busy. It has some rocky parts and I️ did the first part in the dark so be careful. I️ wouldn’t do this in the sun. Very exposed. It’s a fun winding trail. Probably will come back on my bike and try it out. Clocked 6.7 miles.

    Luigi Vampa added To-Do

    about 1 year ago

    Luigi Vampa reviewed Humphrey's Peak

    about 1 year ago

    This is a good hike. The trail is a bit washed out and there are lots of exposed roots and rocks. It’s not terribly steep (I think Elden is harder). At the saddle, the wind really picks up. Make sure you dress appropriately. The summit gives you tons of great views. It was about 10 degrees at the top with about 35-40 mph winds. It was intense. But there is something to be said about being on top of Arizona. There were a ton of people (like in 100’s, not exaggerating) on the way down which is frustrating. Lots of dogs off leash (which is frustrating given the leash law and posted signs). Overall, a good spot and I really enjoyed it.

    Luigi Vampa completed Humphrey's Peak

    about 1 year ago

    Luigi Vampa reviewed Little Bear to Sunset Loop

    about 1 year ago

    The Little Bear descent is great. It's a good scenic hike as you wrap back and forth across the mountain. Lots of exposure due to fire damage. It's a very gradual descent and wouldn't be bad going up. With only 3 or 4 turns over the 3.5 mile descent, it's pretty easy to gauge where you are. Loved it.

    Luigi Vampa completed Little Bear to Sunset Loop

    about 1 year ago

    Luigi Vampa reviewed Heart Trail

    about 1 year ago

    This a good hike. The Elden Lookout portion is by far the most difficult portion. I love the Sunset trail (catwalk) part. Beautiful views on both sides. The Heart trail down is pretty loose and it was wet when I did it but didn't have any trouble. It's also very exposed, only some scrub oak. There are a bunch of forks near the bottom (Sandy seep/Christmas tree area) but the map was good in guiding. Didn't have any trouble connecting to Fatman's and getting to the parking lot. I really liked it.

    Luigi Vampa completed Heart Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Luigi Vampa reviewed Baer Creek Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Was limited on time so was only able to go in about 2 miles. But, this is a beautiful trail. Mostly covered and shaded. Could hear the creek the whole time. Gets steep in sections but not terrible. Looking forward to coming back to finish it.

    Luigi Vampa completed Bair Canyon Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Luigi Vampa saved Bair Canyon Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Luigi Vampa reviewed Adam's Cabin Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Nothing like a great hike to help you realize how woefully out of shape you are. The first .5 mile is not bad at all. Simple, sandy switchbacks. Then you come to the fork with the Bonneville Shoreline trail, Adams Canyon trail, and the Adams Cabin trail. The trail is obvious for the BST and the Canyon trail but I had to look for the Cabin trail. The AllTrails map helped a lot to find it. Turns out the washed out trail going straight up the hill was it. And it was steep. No switchbacks, just straight up. Like Frodo climbing mt. Doom. It is pretty exposed. I left at 6:30 so the sun hadn't come over the mountains yet. You get in to some scrub oak sections which were pretty cool and covered. The last .5 mile is pretty bushwacky. Lots of overgrowth covering the trail but I never lost it. Scratched my legs up pretty good but whatever. But again, mostly just straight up. The Cabin was kind of cool. The sun peeked over the top of the mountain right as I got to it so got some cool pictures. Jogged/Shuffled most of the way down. Pretty sketchy in some spots but not terrible. Out of the 40+ cars at the trail head, I did not see a single person on the Cabin trail. Everyone does the Canyon trail but I enjoy the alone time. I did the whole thing in 2:30:30. About an 1.5 hrs to the Cabin and an 1 hr down. Strava clocked 5.9 miles and 3000ft elevation gain. I took 3 liters of water, drank one on the way up, downed one at the cabin and drank the last when I got to my car. The views are pretty incredible of the valley and the canyons on either side.

    Luigi Vampa completed Adam's Cabin Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Luigi Vampa reviewed Kaysville East Mountain Wilderness Park Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Took my 7 and 4 year olds for a sunset hike while visiting Grandma. Only 5 minutes from home. Not sure which trail is the actual east mountain trail but we walked on A trail. Saw numerous signs with arrows pointing different ways. Since I didn't know the way and the trail is pretty close to town, I just let the boys take turns picking which path we'd follow. That worked great and the boys liked it. We followed trails labeled Upper Crest, Connection, Graveyard, and Bamberger. Again, not sure which trail we were supposed to follow but I wasn't too worried about getting lost. After a bit, I started strategically picking which way to go at the forks and we ended up back at the parking lot. Clocked 1.6 miles. The trail is pretty level in most places, couple of short steep sections. Some exposed areas and some really heavy overgrowth "tunnels" that the boys liked. Overall, pretty good. We'll go back and try different directions or maybe find the real path.

    Luigi Vampa saved Fernwood Cabin

    about 1 year ago

    Luigi Vampa saved Adams Canyon Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Luigi Vampa saved Adam's Cabin Trail

    about 1 year ago