Day hike up the Elden Pueblo trail

8:54 p.m. on December 4, 2010 (EST)
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Today my roommate, a few of his coworkers and I went on a dayhike to the top of Mt Elden, one of the volcanic mountains near Flagstaff. It was a 2.5 mile hike with an approx. 2000 foot hike up. There was snow left from the last storm a week ago. About half way up the snow began to get about 1-3 inches deep, it was a little icy in places but the midday sun turned much of it to slush. At the top of Mt Elden there was patches of 1-2 feet of snow and was windy. We stay on top about an hour after a 2 hour hike up. We started at 10:30 am and were down around 3:30 pm. It was very warm today down below but was cooler as we neared the top, which was nice to keep us from overheating. We celebrated the crest with Heineken beers I took to share.

Later after I stitch the panoramics together I will post images from the hike and a video or so.

6:15 p.m. on December 5, 2010 (EST)
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Pictures from the Mt Elden Trail hike we did on Saturday the 4th of December


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My friends at the beginning of the Mt Elden Trail


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Alligator Juniper tree along Mt Elden Trail


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Looking sou from Mt Elden Trail


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View southeast from Mt Elden Trail saddle 200 feet below top


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Lichen on Volcanic Rock along trail


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Little snowman on volcanic rock along trail


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Old dead Ponderosa pine along trail


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Close-up on Alligator Juniper bark


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Woodpecker holes in Ponderosa Pine bark










10:47 a.m. on December 10, 2010 (EST)
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My roommate Eric paling his harmonica while hiking up the trail...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S_xjUeQxYQ

Tired friends hiking up the Mt Elden Trail below...

Looking up at Mt Elden where we were hiking Satuday...

Friend come up the trail as Eric throws snowballs at me...

We celebrate with a beer on top of Mt Elden...

10:49 a.m. on December 10, 2010 (EST)
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Fun trips Gary!

11:08 a.m. on December 10, 2010 (EST)
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Check out all the videos I posted?

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