Located in northern Arizona, the Kachina Peaks Wilderness contains over 18,960 acres of the upper reaches of the San Francisco Peaks. Named for the ancestral spirit beings of Hopi mythology, the Kachina Peaks Wilderness includes the highest point in Arizona, Humphreys Peak, at 12,643 feet. The San Francisco Peaks and nearby cinder hills are the volcanic remnants of a dormant volcano that last erupted approximately 2 million years ago. The inner basin of the peaks was once a huge caldera but now is home to a beautiful forest of aspen, ponderosa pine, and juniper.
Our service project with the Forest Service will be repairing sections of trail in the area that have been washed out, brushing and working on trail drainage. We'll be working on the northside of the peaks on the Abineau (127) and Bearjaw Trails (26). We will car camp at a designated campground and drive short distances to different trails each day. Expect 1 to 3 miles of hiking to our project each morning depending on road conditions. On our 1/2 day off we can hike up the Peaks for great views, explore a few of the many nearby trails or just relax and enjoy this remote and beautiful northern Arizona wilderness.
This project is rated as a strenuous project.
Aug 30th - Sep 5th 2020
Trail work, water bar construction, brushing, crosscut work
Hiking, photography, sunning, relaxing
Strenuous : 1-3 mile daily hikes w/ elevation. Bending, digging, lifting, raking, hiking