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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

The only way out is through 🌙

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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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rudimentlife

Ohhh my goodness. Yes, #arizona has #mountains and they are really really steep, haha. Enjoying the #kachinapeakswilderness just outside of #flagstaff Amazing the topography that exists in #coconinocounty #muledeer #elk #outdoors #outdooradventures #rugged #gettingdirty

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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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fog_meets_the_water

My friend Sean took this picture yesterday on our beautiful wandering hike up the talus field of Kendrick.... 😊 . . . #kachinapeakswilderness #coconinonationalforest #flagstaffmountain

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readtravelhike

Three seasons in one shot! One of my favorite things about AZ is the diversity of landscapes and climates, and I feel like this picture kind of exemplifies that. By the time I made it to the saddle along the Abineau trail this weekend, the ground was completely blanketed in snow. (Fun fact: Flagstaff averages over 100 in. of snow each year.) But if you zoom in on the center, you can see the yellow aspens that are still at their peak color at the lower elevations of the San Francisco Peaks. And in the distance are the sunny sands of Wupatki National monument, which is probably closer to how most people visualize Arizona. Three totally different experiences during one quick 7 mile hike. Love you, AZ. (P.S. Don't think this means you are off the hook for more Yosemite pictures. So many still on the way.)

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chloemariaharts

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fog_meets_the_water

Can't think of anything I'd have rather done yesterday than taking in that sweet, fresh forest air blowing from our snowy peaks, chasing fiery Aspen on a big, loose talus slope, hanging out in the mountains all day 😄. #flagstaff #kachinapeakswilderness #autumninmountains

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fog_meets_the_water

The heartbreaking beauty of finding pools of water cradled amongst the full spectrum of forest and mountain ecosystem, snowmelt and rainwater in the talus slopes of Kendrick. Many of the incredibly old Aspen (Populus tremuloides) and Western White Pine (Pinus Monticola) are wonderfully gnarled, small, full of character and stories, electric lichen thrives, and the sacred slopes of the Kachina Peaks glowed in their snowy splendor last night, as snow spilled down every slope, soft, deep powder reflecting the perfect southwest light as elks bugled and downy woodpeckers squeaked their adorable selves while exploring their burned trees for food at the summit. I don't have the right words to describe the wonder that fills me from so much life and beauty. . . . #kachinapeakswilderness #kachinapeaks #coconinonationalforest #playingoutside #hikingfindings #forestecosystems

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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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fog_meets_the_water

I was captivated by the delicate lace of Aspen branchlets reaching for the stormy autumn skies. This special forest felt like it invited me in, and the large elk roaming in it, though the forest is snug, moved gracefully, so quietly, not far from where I explored. Pure magic! Just a little bit later, we were in the heart of an intense thunder, lightning, hail storm that made the forest feel even more incredibly alive 😍. . . . #aspentrees #kachinapeakswilderness #autumntowinter #forests #magicalnature #flagstaff

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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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fog_meets_the_water

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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eliasbutlerphotos

The first snow of the season at Agassiz Peak in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness, AZ. - #arizonahighways #northernarizona #flagstaff #mynauview #igsouthwest #instagramaz #arizona #azwx #kachinapeakswilderness

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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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ajmanville

Waking up to snow means one thing... get into the mountains as fast as you can! Awesome surprise to get this much so early!! . . #SnowDay #Flagstaff #SanFranciscoPeaks #AZ #KachinaPeaksWilderness #Hike #Microspike #OutdoorAdventures #YaySnow #HikeAZ #TheAdventuresOfJasperAndBarley #BorderCollies

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getthefunoutaz

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giiiibby

Can’t get over the views #kachinapeakswilderness

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mnw5777

I say go < Clouds say no 🌫⛰🌧 . Recon run to just over 11k approaching the saddle on Humphreys Trail before the weather won our debate. Back ASAP to finish the job. . . #humphreyspeak #humphreystrail #sanfranciscopeaks #kachinapeakswilderness #flagstaff #hikearizona #hikeaz #azhiking #arizonahiking #arizonacollective

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fog_meets_the_water

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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richardahsu

These pictures don’t do the highest peak in Arizona justice but ✅ off my adventure list!! #humphreyspeak #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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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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adventure_es_jay

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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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djmikeyswift

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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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thelindsayswift

Literally the hardest hike I’ve ever done in my life. This was our first 26 mile hike. 12,633 feet in elevation and 5,700 feet in elevation gain. Most people train months to do this hike because of the terrain, length and the elevation. @djmikeyswift and I did it like it was just another normal hiking adventure for us. I suffered a pulled muscle on my inner thigh about 8.3 miles in and still continued the remaining 17.7 miles...also while getting over a cold and 7.5 weeks after having my boobie surgery. Goes to show that it’s always about that mental game. @djmikeyswift -I couldn’t imagine these incredible adventures with anyone else. #mentalgamestrong #bestworsthikeever #marathonhiking #hikingallday #alltrails #flagstaffarizona #Arizonahikingtrails #shultzwatertank #humphreyspeak #shultzpass #kachinapeakswilderness #coconinonationalforest #kachinatrail #weatherfordtrail #fremontsaddle #doylesaddle #arizonasnowbowl #highelevationhiking #elevationgain #mentalgamestrong #osprey #camelback #hikinginthefall #AZhiking #adventureswithmyhusband #cliffblocks #explorenature #testyourlimits #coconinonationalforest

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jennythetrailhead

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reconnoitretheworld

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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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reconnoitretheworld

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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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reconnoitretheworld

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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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reconnoitretheworld

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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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sharris7

First of many adventures with the new car😍 #flagstaff #kachinapeakswilderness

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pronghorn_jack

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sprank_13

until you can you paint with all the colors of the wind. . . . . . . #lookingformeaning #boundlessbeauty #grateful #kachinapeakswilderness

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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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mountaineerskeptic

Soon. Captured on one of the best "deepest" days northern AZ has ever seen, sandwiched between two cloud layers at 11k ft, circa 2017. This year, may the niño deliver. . . . #earnyourturns #desertskiing #azbackcountry #sanfranciscopeaks #kachinapeakswilderness #notcurrentconditions #optoutside #skiseasoniscoming

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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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z_spot

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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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reptilianwerewolf

Another view of Lockett Meadow and Agassiz Peak. Thunder was actually crashing all around. #coconinonationalforest #sanfranciscopeaks #lockettmeadow #kachinapeakswilderness

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reptilianwerewolf

A subalpine meadow in the San Francisco peaks at about 10,500 feet. I think the flower is Symphyotrichum foliaceum. In the center background is Agassiz Peak. #wildflowers #symphyotrichum #lockettmeadow #coconinonationalforest #nationalforest #hiking #sanfranciscopeaks #kachinapeakswilderness

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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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tn1d3v3r

Morning run around the base of the Peaks, the forest is remarkably green right now, couldn’t ask for better running weather. #trailrunning #kachinapeakswilderness #dirtbagrunners #getoutside

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joss.smith

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az_chuckwalla

Eventually, all things merge into one, and a trail runs through it. The trail was cut by the world's great hikers and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless footprints. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.  I am haunted by trails. (Adapted from Norman Maclean's, A River Runs Through It). . . . #kachinatrail #flagstaffaz #kachinapeakswilderness #instagramaz #arizonacollective #arizonahiking #arizonahikersguide #see_arizona #visitarizona #sanfranciscopeaks #northernaz #igsouthwest #thisisarizona #haz #igersflag #az365 #hikeaz #beon12 #hikingarizona #igersphx #ariverrunsthroughit #normanmaclean #atrailrunsthroughit #trailvibes #azt #arizonatrail

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jennymarlena

There is just something about exposing yourself to the elements that makes you feel alive. Especially in a place like this ☝🏻 #kachinapeakswilderness

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az_chuckwalla

This is Lupine. . . This is not purple loosestrife. Thanks to @kel_ofthewild for kindly correcting me on that terrible error. According to the US Forest Service, the only known populations of purple loosestrife in Arizona are in the Apache-Sitgreaves NF. . . . . #lupine #kachinatrail #flagstaffaz #kachinapeakswilderness #instagramaz #arizonacollective #arizonahiking #arizonahikersguide #see_arizona #visitarizona #sanfranciscopeaks #northernaz #igsouthwest #thisisarizona #haz #igersflag #az365 #hikeaz #beon12 #hikingarizona #igersphx #azt #arizonatrail

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az_chuckwalla

Summertime hikes in Flag take me back to my childhood... that would be in the late '70s and early '80s... when my mom would take my brother and I camping before school started back, about this time every year. . . . #kachinatrail #flagstaffaz #kachinapeakswilderness #instagramaz #arizonacollective #arizonahiking #arizonahikersguide #see_arizona #visitarizona #sanfranciscopeaks #northernaz #igsouthwest #thisisarizona #haz #igersflag #az365 #hikeaz #beon12 #aspen #hikingarizona #igersphx

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azmnhiker

At the top of the Abineau Trail. 10,320 feet above sea level. #sanfranciscopeaks #hikearizona #kachinapeakswilderness

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briwithaview

Does anyone else have a favorite AZ wilderness? I think Kachina Peaks has become one of my absolute favorites. When I get into the aspen groves and can smell rain on the pines and damp earth, all the moss and mushrooms making the ground come alive, I feel my shoulders drop away from my ears and everything gets calmer. I’m so at peace in these forest areas and I think that’s what we are always seeking out here. More of ourselves. Less of everything else. . . Now if only I could see a bear, I’d be on cloud nine 🐻😩

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localplantshop

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