WAY back in 2015 my friend Michael and I climbed Kendrick Peak. Kendrick Peak is the twelfth tallest mountain in Arizona and was one of my favorite Arizona hikes. You have incredible views of the San Francisco Peaks (Humphreys Peak), Bill Williams Mountain in Williams, and the various cinder cones in the area.
The hike is about nine miles and constituted about 2700 feet of accumulated elevation gain (AEG).
At the time, this was the highest that I had ever been, elevation wise. Although I have not climbed Humphreys Peak yet, after this hike I had gotten to 11,500 feet on a different hike in this area. I found that unlike my hiking partner that day, I didn’t really struggle with the elevation much and barely noticed the thin air. There is no rhyme or reason to this as I had only been living in Arizona for a few months at the time that I did this hike.