Sunday, August 7, 2011

Bear Jaw Trail Run

Bear Jaw/Abineau Loop Run
Kachina Peaks Wilderness
Flagstaff, Arizona
Mileage - 7.4
Time - 1:57
AEG - 1936ft

Matt and I headed up to the high country for a trail run, and a much needed break from the heat here in town. This summer really seems to be taking it's toll on me (both physically and psychologically), more so than the previous couple years. Perhaps it's the air quality that is responsible for my suffering, or maybe we're paying for the 8 months of perfect weather us Phoenicians are accustomed to. Either way, a trip to Flagstaff would hold us over for another day.

I took Matt to the back side of the San Franciscan Peaks to explore the lesser traveled trails, deeper into the Kachina Peaks Wilderness. Matt and I chose a clockwise route connecting the Bear Jaw, Waterline, and Abineau trails through a dense forest of pines and aspens. We spent two lesiurely hours enjoying ourselves in the cooler temperatures, and I took in as much fresh air as possible.

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