I’m a pretty firm believer that summers are meant for exploring and taking trips. I’m also lucky enough to live in a city where all you have to do is drive a couple of hours away and you have nearly endless amounts of beautiful adventures to be had. While Arizona doesn’t boast the mountains that Colorado does I’d still say it has some pretty amazing ones. This summer I got to experience what I now consider to be one of the best spots in the state and it’s won me over as my favorite campsite for sure.
Lockett Meadow Campsite is just a short way outside of Flagstaff, AZ and boasts some incredible views. The road getting there is a bit treacherous for the last couple of miles but that’s part of what makes it entirely worth it. By all definitions of peaceful and relaxing this meadow is it. For lots of great details about getting there and other advice check out this blog.
It also happens to have a trail head that leads towards the peak of Mount Humphreys (the tallest point in Arizona) and the reason for the camping trip I took with friends this summer. Although I myself didn’t hike all the way to the peak I had an amazing time enjoying the part of the hike that I did do. I started at the Lockett Meadow trail head and went about three miles, about half of which involved walking through the most amazing grove of aspen trees I’ve ever seen. It’s one of those things were only seeing it can do it justice but I took a million pictures so let’s see if any of them can paint the picture for you guys.
Eventually my little group of hikers decided to turn back and everyone else was on their way up to the peak. Kudos to everyone who made it to the top that day – the hike was a hard one! And I’m pretty sure the peak in the picture below is a different peak that Humphreys but you get the idea.
The best part of the weekend was spending time with friends while enjoying God’s beautiful creation. Between s’mores, the aspen trees and good conversations it was a fantastic weekend.