San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff, AZ

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The San Francisco Peaks outside of Flagstaff, Arizona, are sacred spots for thirteen Native American Tribes. It was named in the early 1600s by Spanish friars in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. At this volcanic range, the principle four peaks are the largest in Arizona with Mt. Humphreys being the tallest at 12,633 feet. Last Saturday, my friend Jim and I decided to explore the fire road to Lockett Meadow. Here are some pictures we took on a very sunny day,

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Underneath an enormous Ponderosa Pine, the baby gets a pat on the head.

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Here’s a glimpse of Fremont Peak. I wonder how much longer it would take me to climb the top of the peak at 11,969 ft? Another day, perhaps, twenty years ago!

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Soon the Aspens will sprout leaves and by fall, their famous golden hue will attract thousands of visitors.

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Three miles up to Lockett Meadow, three miles down….

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Hope you enjoyed the hike as much as we did.

Have a great day!

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