Arizona Hiking Gallery
Veit Springs Trail and Alfa Fia Tank Hikes
Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
September 13, 2008
Gallery contains 24 photos
Gallery last updated: 10/6/2008
This gallery is from two short late afternoon hikes I took off of Snowbowl Road in the San Francisco Peaks, just north of Flagstaff, Arizona. On the first hike I ambled about 2 and half miles in the Lamar Haines Memorial Wildlife Area on the Veit Springs Trail. After that hike I drove a little further up "the hill" and took another 1.2 mile stroll to Alfa Fia Tank and back.
Lamar Haines Memorial Wildlife Area informational sign.
Lamar Haines Memorial Wildlife Area trail map.
The Veit Springs Trail travels through forests of Aspen, Douglas Fir, and Ponderosa Pine.
A grove of tall Aspen trees.
Ferns color the forest floor green underneath the Aspens.
A view of the Aspens from the Veit Springs Trail.
Wedged between large boulders Ludwig Veit's cabin is nestled among the Aspens.
Ludwig Veit homesteaded in this one room cabin in 1892.
A few of the ferns beneath the Aspens.
These two rock buildings built against a small cliff and shaded by slender aspens sheltered the springs used by Ludwig Veit.
A view of the smaller spring shelter built into the cliff.
Another view of the spring. The spring was dry on my visit.
Indian petroglyphs in the basalt cliffs behind the spring.
Basalt cliffs behind the spring.
The sun sinks behind a stand of Aspens in this view out of the Forest on the trail to Alfa Fia Tank on the south west side of the San Francisco Peaks.
A thin line of aspens and firs stretches into the ferns and grasses on the upper reaches of Hart Prairie.
The late afternoon sun sets the white aspen bark aglow.
Trunks of aspen lit by the late afternoon sun.
Looking up into the tall aspens.
A view looking across Alfa Fia Tank with Kendrick Peak rising to 10417 feet above sea level on the right.
Foxtail grasses glow in the late afternoon sun.
A dead snag (Are there any live snags?) near Alfa Fia Tank.
A view of the western side of the San Francisco Peaks. Agassiz Peak on the right rises to 12303 feet and Humphreys Peak on the left rising to 12633 feet is the highest point in Arizona.
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