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 May, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:15am
Rating:
B LENGTH: 9 mi ELEV GAIN: ~1800 ft PACE: Moderate
Leaders:
Grace Chen - 858-663-5173 (cell), chenia@aol.com

Meet at 7:15 am (depart at 7:30) at Wendy's in Fountain Hills on Shea Blvd. just west of Highway 87 (Beeline Hwy).

Join us for this popular hike to Horton Creek.  We will do the loop hike, hiking up the Derrick and Highline trails to Horton Spring and then returning to the trailhead on the Horton Creek Trail.  With the rainfall this winter, the spring should be gushing.  We will spend more time exploring the creek, spring and waterfalls along the way. Have your camera ready as we take in the beautiful scenery. We will not rush down the hill unless it is raining or hailing!

Bring sunscreen, plenty of water, lunch, snacks, camera and $ for carpool.  No dogs or children please.  

Cost to non-members is $5.

 

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 7:00am
Rating:
B LENGTH: 7.2 mi ELEV GAIN: Minimal PACE: Moderate
Leaders:
Les Cherow - 602-826-1843, lescherow@yahoo.com

Please RSVP for this hike with Les Cherow prior to May 10th so he can get an idea of carpool arrangements.

Meet 7:00 A.M. at the Park N Ride, South side of Bell Rd. just West of I-17.  Carpool(s) meet Les at the Target Store at 1650 S. Milton Road in Flagstaff at 9:30 AM.  

We will begin the hike at Aspen Corner (1 mile from the Arizona Snowbowl, on the Snowbowl Road).  Enjoy a cool hike on the Peaks segment of the Arizona Trail North from Aspen Corner.  We will finish where the AZ Trail crosses FS Road 418 and will car shuttle back to Aspen Corner. Expect rolling terrain, mountain meadows, pine forests and magnificent Aspen groves with spectacular views of Humphries Summit, (Arizona's highest point).

Dress appropriately for 9,000' elevation and bring at least 1 liter of water or ?  No dogs please.

Dinner in Flagstaff following for those interested.

 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 7:00am
This activity has been changed.
Rating:
C LENGTH: 3 mi ELEV GAIN: 600 ft PACE: Medium
Leaders:
Jim D - hikingstickjim@yahoo.com, 602-639- 2702

Meet at 7:00 am at the Dome Mountain Trailhead in the Goldfield Mountains. Directions to Dome Mountain Trailhead: Traveling east on Brown Rd. (renamed Lost Dutchman Blvd. in Apache Junction), turn north on Idaho Road, turn right on McKellips Rd., 0.5 miles turn left on Wolverine Pass Rd., 0.9 miles turn right on Tonto St. (pavement ends), 0.2 miles turn left on Cactus Rd., 0.1 mile turn right on McDowell and in 0.2 miles park at the trailhead, where FS 10 is blocked by a locked iron gate.

This section of the Goldfield Mountains contains colorful rock formations, rugged peaks, and interesting boulders and cliffs. We'll hike past a huge boulder that has been given the unofficial name of Pumpkin Rock. The Great Pumpkin or The Face are names that I've read that other hikers have used. From the Blue Ridge area, we'll have a scenic 360 degree view of the area, including the Superstitions. Most of the hike will be on a trail or an old road.

Warning: there are a couple of steep and rocky sections, so hiking sticks are recommended. Also bring plenty of water, hiking boots, hat, and sunscreen.

Cost to non-members is $5.

Only guests and new members need to contact the hike leader prior to the event.

Saturday, May 27, 2017
Rating:
A- LENGTH: 12 mi ELEV. GAIN: 3000 ft PACE: Medium
Leaders:
Dan Rothman - 480-773-5197 (cell)

Call hike leader for meeting time and location.  Some of us may wish to drive up and spend Friday night in Flagstaff before the hike.  

The hike starts with a steep 3-mile ascent to Mt. Elden Lookout, with beautiful views of Mt. Humphreys and the entire Flagstaff area and beyond.  We’ll then continue our counter-clockwise loop hike around the Mountain on a series of excellent, generally low-gradient downhill trails through lush forests of pine and aspen. The last section of the hike, on the south side of the Mountain, will take us back to our cars via the Pipeline and Forces of Nature Trails.  

There are some exposed sections, so be sure to bring your sunscreen, plenty of water, sturdy hiking boots and rain gear.  

Cost to non-members is $5.  

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 7:00pm
Rating:
C LENGTH: 3 mi round-trip ELEV GAIN: 650 ft PACE: Slow
Leaders:
Catherine Schuyler - 480-984-4709 – cschuyler@q.com

Meet at 7:00 pm (depart at 7:15) at the Burger King on the northeast corner of Crismon Road and Southern in Mesa (10025 E. Southern Avenue).  We will carpool to the trailhead in Gold Canyon.  

The pace will be slow and careful due to the nighttime nature of this hike by moonlight and flashlight on a rocky trail.  Bring your usual hiking gear – a GOOD flashlight is a MUST!  

This petroglyph location was important to the ancient Hohokam Indians, who inhabited this desert region up to 1,500 years ago.  Evidence of their settlement includes hundreds of petroglyphs etched into the dark, weathered surface of the basalt cliffs above the pools, some with very intricate designs.  This scenic location is high enough for a long-distance panorama southwest over Gold Canyon and the Gila River plain and also provides close-up views of the jagged upper slopes of the Superstition Mountains to the north rising over 2,000 feet higher.

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