Granite Mountain Hotshots State Park – Yarnell

Date: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 06:30
Leaders: 
Bud Tasch - arizbunzer@msn.com, 303-868-0216
Rating: 
B+ LENGTH: 7.3 mi ELEV GAIN: 2,100 ft PACE: Slow to Medium

Meet at 6:30 am (depart 6:45 am) at the I-17 and Bell Road Park-n-Ride. 

Retrace the steps of the brave 19 young men who faced-down a firestorm as they tried to save the town of Yarnell in Arizona’s newest State Park to commemorate that fateful day in June 2013.  The hike has no shade or much vegetation as it traverses a burn area.  Nineteen Granite placards line the route to memorialize each fallen firefighter.  Say a prayer or otherwise pay your respects at their Alamo. 

We’ll toast their memory at a local watering hole in Wickenburg afterwards. 

Limited to leader plus 11 due to limited parking at the trailhead.  RSVP to Bud (info above).  Hike will be cancelled in case of rain.