Hike to the top of Humphries Peak near Flagstaff, Arizona.
This is a well marked and well used trail to the top of the highest mountain in Arizona. The climb starts in a pine forest, but as your altitude increases, the pine gives way to Aspen, then to above the tree-line. The start of the hike has a fair amount of shade, but the end of the hike has none. There are a few false peaks that sap your enthusiasm, but if you persevere, you will be treated to an amazing view and a grade A photo opportunity!
This hike will take you an entire day, so plan accordingly. Bring plenty of food as well as water. Dress in layers, as the top of the peak is windy and chilly.
Watch the weather closely. If dark clouds begin to form or you hear thunder or see lightning, call it a day and hustle down the mountain. Lightning strikes the peak of Humphreys on a regular basis and you don't want to be near it when it does.
This is a great Arizona hike. Enjoy!