|pictographs above the springs|
Friday, October 7, 2011
FLAGSTAFF FALL COLOR 2011: LAMAR HAINES MEMORIAL WILDLIFE AREA
These photos were taken October 14, 2010. I'll be heading up to Flagstaff tomorrow to see how the color is progressing this year. Stay tuned.
LAMAR HAINES MEMORIAL WILDLIFE AREA
“Two springs run here”. Although it’s impossible to know for sure, that’s the popular interpretation of the cryptic pictographs painted on the cliffs above the source of Veit and Canadian Springs on the southwest slope of Flagstaff’s Agassiz Peak. The ancient artwork is just one of many interesting sights along this woodsy trail, which is why it buries the needle on the kid-pleasing scale. Allow plenty of time to explore the ruins of homesteader Ludwig Veit’s 1890s cabin, an historical marker commemorating the work of conservationist Lamar Haines and a concrete well and pond for collecting spring water along this aspen rich, 160-acres of wet meadows and old growth forest.
LENGTH: 1.6-mile loop
ELEVATION: 8,600’ – 8,800’
KID FRIENDLY: yes!!
DISTANCE FROM PHOENIX: 158 miles one way
GETTING THERE: From Flagstaff, go 7.5 miles north on US180 to milepost 223, turn right onto Snowbowl Road and drive 4.5 miles to the Lamar Haines Memorial Wildlife Area trailhead on the right. Parking is very limited.
SITE ADMINISTERED BY: Arizona Game & Fish Department
FOREST SERVICE FALL COLOR HOTLINE: 800-354-4595
Updated weekly from mid-September through mid- November.
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