Activities

Note: Unless otherwise specified in an activity’s description, there is no need to contact the leader to sign up for the activity – just show up on time at the designated meeting spot.

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Activities for June, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Rating:
C+ to A- LENGTH: 5 to 10 mi ELEV GAIN: 800 to 2500 ft PACE: Medium
Leaders:
Deirdre - dspard@icloud.com, 602-793-5077

Text, email or telephone the leader by the day before the hike to let her know that you’re interested in hiking and your preference for length, start time and difficulty of hike. The leader will then put together a route that takes those interests into account and let you know where and when to meet. Hikes will be offered all Wednesdays that the leader is in town. South Mountain Park, the largest city park in the world, has nearly 17,000 acres and about 58 miles of trails ranging in length from 1 mile to 15.5 miles. There are more than 10 different trails, many of which intersect and can be connected to make a great variety of hikes. Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Bring plenty of water, electrolytes and snacks, and wear sturdy hiking boots. Cost to non-members is $5.

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 6:45am
This event has been canceled.
Rating:
A- LENGTH: 13 mi ELEV GAIN: 2500 ft PACE: Medium
Leaders:
Susan Sands - sands.moon@aol.com, 602-291-1298
Dan Rothman - dwrr1@yahoo.com, 480-773-5197

Meet at 6:45 am (depart 7:00). Contact Dan for the meetup location.

We’ll carpool to the lower See Canyon Trailhead east of Payson. The loop hike follows the Highline Trail eastward to the Drew Trail, ascends the steep, but short and scenic, Drew Trail to the Rim, follows the General Crook Trail westward through ponderosa forest along the top of the Rim, then descends on the See Canyon Trail to the starting point, with a short diversion to See Spring along the way.

Bring plenty of water, lunch or snacks, electrolytes, and sturdy hiking boots. No children or dogs please.

Cost to non-members is $5.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Rating:
C+ to A- LENGTH: 5 to 10 mi ELEV GAIN: 800 to 2500 ft PACE: Medium
Leaders:
Deirdre - dspard@icloud.com, 602-793-5077

Text, email or telephone the leader by the day before the hike to let her know that you’re interested in hiking and your preference for length, start time and difficulty of hike. The leader will then put together a route that takes those interests into account and let you know where and when to meet. Hikes will be offered all Wednesdays that the leader is in town. South Mountain Park, the largest city park in the world, has nearly 17,000 acres and about 58 miles of trails ranging in length from 1 mile to 15.5 miles. There are more than 10 different trails, many of which intersect and can be connected to make a great variety of hikes. Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Bring plenty of water, electrolytes and snacks, and wear sturdy hiking boots. Cost to non-members is $5.

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Rating:
C LENGTH: 7.6 mi ELEV GAIN: <500 ft PACE: Medium
Leaders:
Susan Sands - sands.moon@aol.com
Bev Koslow - blkoslow@yahoo.com

Contact hike leaders for meeting time and place.

This hike near the Mogollon Rim begins at 7500 ft elevation and loops through a pine and aspen forest while skirting Willow Springs Lake. Much of the hike traverses old roads now closed to motor vehicles.

Wear sturdy hiking boots and sunscreen. Bring snacks, lunch, electrolytes and plenty of water. Please no children or dogs.

Cost to non-members is $5.

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 7:00am
Leaders:
Larry Ashcroft - ashcrofbks@yahoo.com, 602-789-9548
Joyce Morningstar - 480-788-9370
Sally Flanders - sallyflanders@gmail.com, 602-799-2417

Meet at 7:00 am (depart at 7:15) at the Park-and-Ride on the south side of Bell Road, just west of I-17.

Join us for a 4X4 adventure on the stony wonderland that is the old wagon trail called Schnebly Hill Road. Slowly ascending a series of switchbacks up the mountain, we’ll stop for photo ops of the towering red rock buttes set against a backdrop of deep-green forest. Near the 5-mile mark is a 3 - mile side trip on the very scenic Volcanic Loop.

Bring your hiking boots as we may decide to walk part of the very rough and rocky Volcanic Loop.

Schnebly Hill Road ends at I-17, which we’ll take to return to Phoenix.

Both 4X4 vehicles and SUVs with high ground clearance are suitable for this adventure. Please call Larry if you have questions about your vehicle, or if you want to a ride in someone’s 4X4.

Wear comfortable boots and clothing. Bring sunscreen, plenty of water, snacks, and a lunch. If you plan to ride with one of the 4X4 drivers, bring $ for the carpool. Children and dogs are welcome, if you are a driver.

This event will be canceled if there is inclement weather in the forecast.

Cost to non-members is $5. Guests and new members should contact the hike leader prior to the hike.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Rating:
C+ to A- LENGTH: 5 to 10 mi ELEV GAIN: 800 to 2500 ft PACE: Medium
Leaders:
Deirdre - dspard@icloud.com, 602-793-5077

Text, email or telephone the leader by the day before the hike to let her know that you’re interested in hiking and your preference for length, start time and difficulty of hike. The leader will then put together a route that takes those interests into account and let you know where and when to meet. Hikes will be offered all Wednesdays that the leader is in town. South Mountain Park, the largest city park in the world, has nearly 17,000 acres and about 58 miles of trails ranging in length from 1 mile to 15.5 miles. There are more than 10 different trails, many of which intersect and can be connected to make a great variety of hikes. Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Bring plenty of water, electrolytes and snacks, and wear sturdy hiking boots. Cost to non-members is $5.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Rating:
C+ to A- LENGTH: 5 to 10 mi ELEV GAIN: 800 to 2500 ft PACE: Medium
Leaders:
Deirdre - dspard@icloud.com, 602-793-5077

Text, email or telephone the leader by the day before the hike to let her know that you’re interested in hiking and your preference for length, start time and difficulty of hike. The leader will then put together a route that takes those interests into account and let you know where and when to meet. Hikes will be offered all Wednesdays that the leader is in town. South Mountain Park, the largest city park in the world, has nearly 17,000 acres and about 58 miles of trails ranging in length from 1 mile to 15.5 miles. There are more than 10 different trails, many of which intersect and can be connected to make a great variety of hikes. Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Bring plenty of water, electrolytes and snacks, and wear sturdy hiking boots. Cost to non-members is $5.

Thursday, June 23, 2016
This event has been canceled.
Rating:
B LENGTH: 11 mi ELEV GAIN: 900 ft PACE: Medium
Leaders:
CatherineSchuyler - 480-984-4709, cschuyler@q.com

Call, text or email me for meeting place and times.

We'll enjoy shady forests, rugged canyons and natural pools. This scenic loop trail traverses ponderosa pine country on the edge of the western Mogollon Rim. We'll top out at 7,287 feet on KA Hill.

Bring plenty of water, snacks, lunch, and sunscreen.

Cost to non-members is $5.

Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 7:00am
Rating:
B LENGTH: 10 mi ELEV GAIN: 2000 ft PACE: Medium
Leaders:
Jim D - hikingstickjim@yahoo.com, 602-639-2702

Meet at 7:00 am (depart at 7:15) at the McDonalds on the Carefree Highway, just east of I-17.

O'Leary Peak is an ancient lava dome volcano just north of Sunset Crater Volcano. We'll hike up an old Jeep road, past the edge of the Bonito Lava Flow just north of Sunset Crater Volcano, to the summit and an active fire lookout tower. The road is relatively flat the first mile past the lava flow and then rises steadily across sparsely wooded slopes to the summit. Much of the surface in the lower area is made of loose, coarse black ash. This hike was Arizona Highways’ hike of the month for August 2015. Views at the top include San Francisco Peaks, Painted Desert and Sunset Crater.

We may optionally stop in Flagstaff for a meal afterwards.

Hike will be canceled if rain is forecast, so check the club website the night before the hike.

Bring plenty of water, boots, hat, lunch, sunscreen and rain poncho.

Cost to non-members is $5. Guests and new members should contact the hike leader prior to the hike.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Rating:
C+ to A- LENGTH: 5 to 10 mi ELEV GAIN: 800 to 2500 ft PACE: Medium
Leaders:
Deirdre - dspard@icloud.com, 602-793-5077

Text, email or telephone the leader by the day before the hike to let her know that you’re interested in hiking and your preference for length, start time and difficulty of hike. The leader will then put together a route that takes those interests into account and let you know where and when to meet. Hikes will be offered all Wednesdays that the leader is in town. South Mountain Park, the largest city park in the world, has nearly 17,000 acres and about 58 miles of trails ranging in length from 1 mile to 15.5 miles. There are more than 10 different trails, many of which intersect and can be connected to make a great variety of hikes. Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Bring plenty of water, electrolytes and snacks, and wear sturdy hiking boots. Cost to non-members is $5.