Overnight on the Cabin Loop Trail

Last week, we hiked to the highest point in Arizona, Mount Humphreys.

This week, we enjoyed a quick 2 day/1 night trip and hiked ~19 miles on the Cabin Loop Trail, using the Fred Haught Trail, the Houston Brothers Trail & the General Crook Rim Trail (not the complete loop).

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Lovely weather (daytime 70’s, nighttime 40’s for this mid-September hike, with no rain) and lovely woods and rim scenery and nice wildlife spotting – saw elk, deer, turkeys, horny toads, a frog and a couple of javelinas.

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We started the hike by parking at General Springs Cabin on FR300
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General Springs Cabin
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Sandra checking out General Springs Cabin
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Starting on the Fred Haught Trail
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Our friend Jeff, who accompanied us for the night out
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Quite a bit of water to be found in the first few miles on the Fred Haught Trail
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Jeff getting lunch organized
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Lunch on the go…our stove is the MSR PocketRocket Stove & our pots are DZO Stainless Cups 
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First time we’ve ever seen a No E-Bike sign anywhere!
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Another water source on the Fred Haught Trail…bring a filter of course
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Elevation is over 7,000 ft., so lots of lovely pine filled woods and some nice flowers still in bloom
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Jeff & Sandra on the trail
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Sandra & Jeff chatting by the evening fire. After hiking almost 500 miles on the Colorado Trail this Summer – complete fire ban the entire time – it was nice to have a campfire again
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DZO Stainless Cups heating for tea
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Plenty of nice dry wood to get a great fire going…we appreciated this when the temperature dropped after sunset
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We sat around the fire for a couple of hours, before Jeff headed off to his hammock and we retired to our tent (The Two from Gossamer Gear)
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The Two from Gossamer Gear
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Our morning fire and DZO Stainless Cups
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Our camp spot and our tent – The Two from Gossamer Gear – it’s a non-free standing tent, which utilizes one’s tent poles to erect
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Selfie on the rim road
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Jeff & Sandra walking the rim road
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Driving home to Flagstaff

A great little 2 day/1 night trip in nature! Thanks for following along.

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