Heading South from Flagstaff to (our trail end) Roosevelt Marina

If you’ve been following our blog, you’ll know that we already completed the northern most sections of the AZT, including the hike from the UT state line to the Grand Canyon, rim to rim across the grand canyon and we hiked northbound on the Flagstaff to Grand Canyon section.

In this post – our last from the AZT for now – we will share Dom’s images taken during our hike from Flagstaff to Mormon Lake, on to Pine and finally to Roosevelt Marina, where we had to get off the trail due to an old injury flare up, which prevented Sandra continuing.

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Cows are one of the over-riding themes of the Northern AZ sections of the AZT
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Looking down on Lake Mary, just outside of Flagstaff
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LOvely Fall colors above Lake Mary
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Sandra on a muddy section near Flagstaff
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Lots of mud from recent rain & snow in Northern AZ
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Old lumber railroad, in the woods between Flagstaff and Mormon Lake
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We met Lael and Rue resupplying at Mormon Lake
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Snakes on the AZT
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Water source by Mormon Lake
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Navajo Spring water source, near Mormon Lake
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Following Damon’s tracks thru Northern AZ
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Sandra in Northern AZ
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Lots of lovely ponderosa pines in Northern AZ
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One of the trail registers in Northern AZ
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Sandra crossing some water
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Hailstorm in Northern AZ
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Just before we dropped off the 300/Mogollon Rim
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Graffiti
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Collecting water
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Bear
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Karts sunscreening-up
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Karts on the trail, heading for Pine
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Another great water source
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Good pizza at Old County Inn in Pine, AZ
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Making miles in Northern AZ
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Staying overnight at a winery in Pine
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A nice sunny day
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Pine resupply options
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Elk in every yard in Pine!
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Slim Jim’s homemade dog-food-bag backpack
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Dinner with John & Lillian on the trail
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Cowboy camping outside of Pine
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Thirsty hikers and a great water source
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Clear clean spring water
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Lillian & John on the trail
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Lunch / Laundry / Bathing spot
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AZT Signage
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Great views in the Mazatzal Mountains
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Hiking ’till sunset to make miles in the Mazatzal Mountains
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Rugged country
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Sandra in the Mazatzal Mountains
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Greater Short-Horned Lizard
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A really chill Greater Short-Horned Lizard
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Cool Bear Spring
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Starting to see more cacti as we head South
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On trail in the Mazatzal Mountains
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The trails in the Mazatzal Mountains are rough
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We hiked from sunrise to sunset in the Mazatzal Mountains
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Another cowboy camping spot in the Mazatzal Mountains
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Lillian & John on the trail
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Breakfast for something…
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We met Legend in the Mazatzal Mountains
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Prickly Pear
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Making slow progress
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A cool horned caterpillar thingy
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Fall colors & water in the distance
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Sandra & a tarantula getting chummy
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Entering the Four Peaks Wilderness
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Scree
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Tea with Lake Roosevelt in the distance
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Sandra heading down to Lake Roosevelt
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Sunrise views
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Heading down to warmer temperatures
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Lake Roosevelt
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We hiked from the pines to the saguaros
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We met Maria at Lake Roosevelt and she graciously drove us to Payson, when we had to get off trail & head home to Flagstaff (due to Sandra’s knee)
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Riding the golf cart to Lake Roosevelt Marina to collect our resupply box, before getting off trail & heading home unfortunately

 

Thanks for joining us on our adventure, ~ 455 miles on the Arizona Trail. We were disappointed to not finish the thru-hike but, Sandra’s knee just got too sore and she was taking way too many pills to get through every day.

Keep following our blog for upcoming adventures and if you haven’t already, check out our thru hike of the Colorado Trail and our 1,000 mile bike ride (both earlier this year) and watch this space!

 

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