Jon Finley's Pictures of Locket meadow, Hart's Prairie and Mt. Humphrey.
How to get there.
|Locket meadow in October (97)||Mt. Humphrey climbs in Feb. - Mar. (93-96)|
|Snow Camping Hart's Prairie Jan. - Feb. (85-92)|
How to visit these sites. (all directions will start from City hall at Rt 66 and Humphreys St.)
Locket Meadow: From Flagstaff City Hall, go East, then North on Hwy 89. At 17.1 miles (just .7 miles past the entrance to Sunset Crater) turn left onto FR (Forest Road) 552. At the 18.3 mile point (1.2 miles further) you will see a sign for Locket Meadow. Go right. This last stretch of road is narrow and winding and all up hill. At the 21.3 mile point (3 miles from the Locket Meadow sign) you are at the entrance to Locket Meadow. Locket Meadow has a day use area and over-night camping area. There are out-houses but no water-supply. Expect temperatures to be about 10 degrees colder than Flagstaff and about 40 degrees colder than Phoenix.
Hart's Prairie: From Flagstaff City Hall, turn North on Humphreys St. Go .6 miles to Columbus Ave. Turn left (this becomes Hwy 180). At approx. 10 miles you will see the entrance to Hart prairie road. At about 2 miles in, the scenery changes from dense Pine trees to mixed Aspen and open rolling hills with great views of the "Peaks" and Snow Bowl's ski runs. If you stay away from the homesteds in the area, camping may be done off of most side roads, amoungst the various Aspen groves. Fires must be protected and/or contained because of the winds in the area. Expect temperatures to be about 10 degrees colder than Flagstaff and about 40 degrees colder than Phoenix
Mt. Humphrey: From Flagstaff City Hall, turn North on Humphreys St. Go .6 miles to Columbus Ave. Turn left (this becomes Hwy 180). At approx. 7.3 miles or Mile Post 223 on your right you will see the entrance to Snow Bowl road. Follow Snow Bowl road for 14 miles until you come to the lower parking area. The upper parking area is closed and locked at 6pm but if you can plan to be out before that you can park in the upper lot and cut a half mile off your hike. The upper lot is also the access area for the summer chair lift rides. Expect temperatures at the trailhead to be about 10 degrees colder than Flagstaff and about 40 degrees colder than Phoenix, with an additional 10-15 degrees colder at Humphrey's Summit.
"Flagstaff Hikes" authored by Richard & Sherry Mangum covers many aspects of our "High Country".
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