Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sunset Trail

My wife and I went for a hike on Sunset Trail, today. I can definitely see where it got its name. Although we weren't there at sunset, the trail is positioned in such a way that you would have a view of the sun setting directly behind the mountains. Beautiful.

Anyway, Sunset Trail is an easy 4-mile hike that gives you some great views of the San Francisco Peaks, which you can see in the photo above. The peak on the right is Agassiz Peak (12,356 ft asl) and on the left is Humphreys Peak (12,633 ft asl), the two highest points in the state of Arizona.

2 comments:

Jim said...

beautiful picture. no snow on the mountain yet?

sogoguy said...

As a connoisseur of maps and a passionate hiker myself, I humbly suggest that the peak on the left is Agassiz Peak and the peak to the right is Fremont. Humphreys Peak is most assuredly hidden behind Fremont Peak. Also, the rounded point barely seen on the far right is Doyle Peak. The flat area between Agassiz and Fremont is Doyle Saddle.

I believe the confusion may be because when viewed from the west, Agassiz Peak lies to the right of Humphreys. I'm sure verification is available via topographic map and the US Forest Service.

Beautiful photograph, by the way. Thank you for publishing it on your page. I visit often.

Respectfully submitted,
Carl
Amateur Cartographer/Meteorologist
cstagner@thedisciplesquartet.com