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bobbudiphotography

An early afternoon hike in late October up the Abineau-Bear Jaw trail into deeper snow with awesome views of Humphreys Peak and north where I could see the form of the Grand Canyon. #AbineauBearJawTrail #BudinoffPhotography.com #CoconinoCounty #KachinaPeaksWilderness #instagramaz #BobBudiPhotography #SanFranciscoPeaks #AutumnSnow

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mattlyoung333

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djmikeyswift

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thesafarihiker

The forest is calling, and I must go! What was the last forest you went to? Here is a shot of a mixed coniferous forest high in the San Francisco Peaks, near Flagstaff, Arizona. I love aspen trees! Especially in fall as their leaves turn golden and rustle in the breeze. #forest #sanfranciscopeaks #mixedconiferforest #kachinapeaks #kachinapeakswilderness #aspen #fir #pine #arizona #nativearizona #nature #naturephotography

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sweetcaroline07

A crisp and chilly 30* nature walk in the #KachinaPeaksWilderness, along with elk and mule deer sightings! #LocketsMeadow #HumphreysPeak #Flagstaff #HighDesert

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kylwalsh

“Im only 8 miles in.” Today, @frauleinseidl passed the threshold into true trail running awesomeness (If it didn’t already happen!). Go Dara! . . . . . . . . #kachinapeakswilderness #sanfranciscopeaks #flagstaff #trailrunning #ourwild #protectpubliclands #beerme

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cldillon23

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seoinage928

Finding good excuses to explore the mountain on these fall days. #getoutside #noraz #coconino #kachinapeakswilderness #deerhunt #tagout #themountainsarecalling #az #flg

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foxtrax

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fogmeetsthewater

@bri.anabagel and I went into the glorious weather, playing in the forest, taking leafy baths under the magnificent Aspen garbed in their full splendor.... what a decadent, incredible afternoon in the delicious sun and perfect mountain air, relishing this newfound, perfect #autumn weather after a #wintery feeling last couple of weeks! Photo by @bri.anabagel ❤️ . . . #kachinapeakswilderness #flagstaff #aspentrees #quakingaspen #goldenleaves #fall #decadentlife #wilderness #autumncolors🍁 #playingoutside

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mountaineerskeptic

The season is here! Hauled the sticks up to 12,000' above Arizona to run one hot, 1000' lap on the southern edge of Temptations from the ridge. Sharks nipped underfoot at least seven or so times, but the bases still look decent... for desert skis. I made a nearly grave error by getting lured into the main drainage where the real monsters lurk, so heed warning... stay as far left as possible, until we get some better coverage. A lot of side-slipping, side-stepping, and route-finding once back in the trees almost made me question how stupid this is to try and ski in AZ during October, especially 2 weeks after the last storm. But now that I'm off the mountain... worth it. . . . #sanfranciscopeaks #kachinapeakswilderness #azbackcountry #backcountryski #desertskiing #earnyourturns #hiketoski #racethesun #earlyseason #sodumb #rockskis #upcomingdatewithptex #illgetthecandles

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asloma

Gorgeous aspen hike in Kachina Peaks Wilderness. We missed the peak, but it was still amazing. #arizonatrail #kachinapeakswilderness

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wickedhartsy

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azmnhiker

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azmnhiker

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fogmeetsthewater

Ahhhhhh- such a delicious, much needed day in the warm Sun, listening to the song of dry, golden aspen leaves and the magnificence of the life coming up where the incredibly hot Shultz Fire burned the entire side of the mountains, over 15,000 acres, in 2010. A truly delicious day!!😍 . . . #schultzpass #kachinapeakswilderness #coconinonationalforest #mountains #trailrunning #autumn #playingoutside #flagstaff #forestfires #healthyforests #regrowth #aspentrees #autumncolors🍁

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fogmeetsthewater

An unfinished little watercolor inspired by @wanderin_exposures 's wonderful description of these mountains, just outside beautiful #flagstaffarizona . I adore this place so much, and they are incredibly sacred and special to so many. A long time ago, a Hopi elder from Moenkopi who carves Katsina kindly and generously regaled me with stories of the Peak's significance for Hopi religious practices, as home to the Katsina, and the Wikipedia page describes these mountains as follows :"The Wilderness encompasses most of the upper reaches of the San Francisco Peaks including Humphreys Peak, Arizona's highest point at 12,643 feet (3,854 m). The area is named for the Hopi gods, or Kachinas, whom according to Hopi mythology live here for part of every year. In mid-summer these Gods fly from the top of the peaks to the Hopi mesas as clouds bringing the rains of the seasonal monsoons. These peaks are sacred to tribes including the Havasupai, Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni. Several religious shrines have been identified in the Wilderness, some of which are still in use." #savethepeaks #boycottsnowbowl #sacredpeaks #kachinapeakswilderness #coconinonationalforest #kachinapeaks #sacredmountains #archespaper #watercolorpainting #naturelovers

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five.leafed.clover

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five.leafed.clover

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yasmynnc

sPooky ok but in all seriousness. i just love how fog facilitates this natural isolation of the subject of one’s vision (or thoughts) from the backdrop of excess stimuli that is the cluttered, noisy world we live in. anything that lies too far ahead is shrouded in a blanket of opacity/obscurity, but as one progresses forward in both space and time, background evolves into foreground and future into present, and anything that was meant to come into focus does so, while everything that lies behind fades into oblivion. it results in a strangely insistent but beautiful reminder to focus only on that which is most immediately present, both visually and mentally, both spatially and temporally. ok im done byE

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rudimentlife

You never know what you are going to find when you venture into the #wild Scouting for #elk earlier this year I was on the north side of the #kachinapeakswilderness and ran across this old plane crash in Bear Jaw Canyon. Did a bit of research and turned out to be the wreckage of a B-17 Flying Fortress that crashed Sept. 18, 1944. Amazing what you can find when you get out and #explore #arizona #coconinocounty #outdoors #outdooradventures #outdooradventure

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getthefunoutaz

What a week of #elkhunting in the #kachinapeakswilderness looks like. 52.53 total miles hiked between 8,500' and 11,000' above sea level with a total elevation gain of 8861.5'...almost all of that was off trail back-country hiking through snow, over deadfalls, under branches, and other mentally and physically exhausting obstacles. I was lucky to have great gear like my #underarmour #infilops #goretex waterproof boots to keep my feet comfortable, my Under Armour #ridgereaper clothes to keep me warm and dry from rain/snow/sweat, my @darntoughvermont socks to keep my feet cozy in all conditions, and my light weight Savage hunter 110 by my side. . . . @garminoutdoor @garminfishhunt @garmin @uahunt @underarmour @ihuntfit #beatyesterday @gowhereyoudontbelong #huntinglife #elkhunter #huntingseason @savagearms #bullelk @wildernessathlete @backcountryhunters

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yasmynnc

came for the aspens, stayed for the fog and the hail 🤗 we were ~a week or so too early for maximal color in this area of the peaks but no regrets this weather gave me life . kachina peaks wilderness 2 weeks ago ft. my wonderful parents

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ajmanville

Winter came early to northern Arizona, and we are not sad about it! . . #HelloWinter #Flagstaff #AZ #SanFranciscoPeaks #AspensAndSnow #KachinaPeaksWilderness #LeafOmeter #Hike #OptOutside #YaySnow

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chloemariaharts

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getthefunoutaz

Nothing like seeing a hunters tool in it's natural environment. . . . @savagearms #savagearms #savagehunter110 #elkhunt #elkhunting #aspen #snow #flagstaff #kachinapeakswilderness @vortexoptics

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getthefunoutaz

Great views! Not a great day to leave sunglasses in camp! Hunting the Kachina Peaks Wilderness was hard as hell, but the mountain repays your effort with scenery. . . . @backcountryhunters @uahunt @underarmour @goretexna @goretexhuntfishgear @garminoutdoor @garmin @benchmade @savagearms #elkhunting #bullelk #elkhunt @arizonaelksociety @azgfd #sanfranciscopeaks #kachinapeakswilderness #gowhereyoudontbelong #ridgereaper #underarmour #underarmourhunting

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giiiibby

Probably the hardest hunt of my life. Literally hunting in the clouds. One more day to get my bull #elkhunting #kachinapeakswilderness

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fogmeetsthewater

That simple, bare happiness of going into the first snow, picking the mountain that calls out to you in a little, bright song, and spending time with it all day, exploring her ridges, windy bits, the deer that curiously walk by, and the ever-changing views all around. Wild flowers had gotten surprised by the snow, having taken the opportunity to bloom with late summer monsoon rains, and the air tasted fresh, purifying, a delicious flavor of desert and alpine mixing together in a long-ago burn. . . #firstsnow #wildfires #ridges #desertsnow #naturephotography #flagstaff #kachinapeakswilderness #mountains #sanfranciscopeaksaz

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getthefunoutaz

It's been cold enough that my cooler is superfluous for keeping things cold, so it's being repurposed to help keep my tent secure in 25+ mph winds. . . . @rticcoolers #elkhunting #elkhunt #thisweathersucks #sanfranciscopeaks #kachinapeakswilderness #flagstaff

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trailin_chicory

Fall is peaking in Flagstaff! Went for a run through the inner basin and weatherford trails on some fresh powder and did some leaf peeping. So far, I am loving the changing seasons! #aspens #fallcolors #runflagstaff #optoutside #fallismyfavorite #kachinapeakswilderness

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kevinberreth

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seoinage928

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seoinage928

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getthefunoutaz

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fogmeetsthewater

On our way to the Red Butte Havasupai and Intertribal gathering, @wanderin_exposures and I stopped to admire Autumn north of the peaks. 😊 . . #wildfires #burnedtrees #charcoalforest #photographynature #healthyforests #kachinapeakswilderness #flagstaff

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getthefunoutaz

Opening day of my first elk season has officially come and gone with these being the only shots taken. The next three days bring rain and snow, so that'll be fun. . . . @backcountryhunters @uahunt @underarmour @goretexna @goretexhuntfishgear @garminoutdoor @garmin @benchmade @savagearms #elkhunting #bullelk #elkhunt @arizonaelksociety @azgfd #sanfranciscopeaks #kachinapeakswilderness

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giiiibby

Time to get some elk #fillinthefeezers#kachinapeakswilderness

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getthefunoutaz

Moving or just heading up to elk camp? Car load of @uahunt #ridgereaper barren camo, @rticcoolers cooler, @savagearms model Hunter 110, plenty of @goretexhuntfishgear for #hurricanerosa remnants in #flagstaff, @seatosummitgear sleeping gear, @jetboil stove and plenty of @mtnhouse and @backpackerspantry meals, a couple @rockymountainhuntingcalls diaphragms, my new @backcountryhunters hat...yup, signs point to elk camp in the #sanfranciscopeaks #kachinapeakswilderness. . . . @underarmour @goretexna #elkseason #elkhunt #elkcamp #elkhunting #bullelk @rmef_official @keep_it_public #publiclandhunting #publiclandhunter #huntinglife #huntingisconservation @elktalkpodcast

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jennythetrailhead

Arizona delivers everything from mountains and desert to sand and snow. Hands down, Arizona is one of my favorite states in the US! This was on the hike out of Kachina Peaks Wilderness and Humphrey’s Peak trail. A long day with lots of elevation gain and beautiful views. . . . #arizonasnowbowl #skiresort #skilift #silhouette #humphreyspeak #highpointing #flagstaff #arizona #roadtrippin #thegreatoutdoors #wander #adventure #wanderlust #mountains #vacation #coconino #coconinonationalforest #flagstaffarizona #letsgo #travel #travelblogger #adventure #crossroadsarizona #grandcanyon #williamsaz #sedona #kachinapeakswilderness #scenic

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giiiibby

I cried the entire way up the mountain, but at least the views were pretty badass #kachinapeakswilderness

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kctaz90

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adventure_es_jay

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kctaz90

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kctaz90

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kctaz90

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raisingarizona13

A collection of Arizona technical steep skiing terrain photos. These are all from old posts. #sanfranciscopeaks #mountains #coconinonationalforest #kachinapeakswilderness #kachinapeaksavalanchecenter #arizonasteepskiing #backcountryskiing #backcountry

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giiiibby

The view makes up for sleeping in a tent for the next month worth it #chasinelk#kachinapeakswilderness

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kel_ofthewild

(9.11) when you finally get the timing right for a second go-round with humphreys: no head colds, no hail, and a decent night of sleep beforehand.

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nancyromanovsky

This piece, Kachina Peaks Wilderness, is juried in the Partnership exhibit at the Holland Gallery of Fine Art in Scottsdale, AZ September 29-October 25. Opening reception October 13, 4:30-6:30 PM. #contemporarylandscape #aspenpainting #nancyromanovskyart #hollandgalleryoffineart #arizonaartalliance #azarts #arizonaartist #landscapepainting #kunst #treesaretheanswer #flagstaff #kachinatrail #kachinapeakswilderness #artistsoninstagram #fineart #oilpainting #artchisel

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jennythetrailhead

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kel_ofthewild

(9.2) a two hour time lapse, in which the only cloud over the san francisco peaks turned into a really good reason to go with our backup plan for the day.

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nauaco5

The Inner Basin is starting to pick up some early fall color! Views for days at 12K feet from Humphreys trail w/ @alysaf

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jennythetrailhead

Y’all. We severely underestimated the beast that is Humphrey’s Peak. The highest point in AZ at 12,633ft. @strangedays730 and I made it up to 11,400ft but @hang.out.be.rad made the summit! Altitude, ever changing terrain and exposed sections make up this tough trail. I am super proud of how far we got (my body hates me today...) but you can bet K and I will someday be back to tackle it! Have you hiked Humphrey’s? . . . #humphreyspeak #highpointing #flagstaff #arizona #roadtrippin #thegreatoutdoors #wander #adventure #wanderlust #vacation #coconino #coconinonationalforest #flagstaffarizona #letsgo #travel #travelblogger #adventure #crossroadsarizona #grandcanyon #williamsaz #sedona #kachinapeakswilderness

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jessmccartx

Our acclimation hike before Humphrey’s Peak tomorrow! 🏃🏻‍♀️⛰ #kachinapeakswilderness @ 9,500 ft #thinair #huffingandpuffing #flagstaff #arizona #hikation

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pronghorn_jack

This is just one of the structures you’ll see along the waterline trail. The trail serves as a route for the waterline that pumps spring water from the Inner Basin to the city of Flagstaff. . . . . . #oldbuilding #kachinapeakswilderness #waterlinetrail #dostuffamongstnature #pronghornjack #arizonausaearth

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_rxdoc

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maceymac

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azchumley

I’ve said it before, but Arizona isn’t all sand and saguaros. And it definitely comes alive in summer. Cue Julie Andrews singing... [8-26-18]

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never_quite_dead

On the way back down from our peak ascent we stopped to take photos of the flora and fauna. This mushroom caught my eye. Unfortunately, I’m not as good at identifying fungi as I am wildflowers and trees. #az #flagstaff #arizona #coconinonationalforest #kachinapeakswilderness #hiking #nature #mushroom #mushrooms #fungi #mycology #fungus #naturephotography #optoutside #wilderness

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voyaging.ves

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azchumley

Humphreys Peak is the highest point in Arizona, rising to 12,633 feet. This view is from across the Inner basin, created when this volcano erupted about 200,000 years ago. [8-26-18]

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azchumley

Looking back up at Arizona’s third highest peak after an early morning summit before the storms moved in. It’s just 31 feet short of 12,000 feet. [8-26-18]

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voyaging.ves

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dao_tortilla

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reptilianwerewolf

Took a trip into the mountains outside of Flagstaff. Then was promptly chased back down by monsoon storms. Still got a few good pics. #aspen #forest #mountain #sanfranciscopeaks #coconinonationalforest #nationalforest #hiking #lockettmeadow #kachinapeakswilderness

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