Granite Mountain Hotshots State Park Hike (Yarnell)

Date: 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 06:30
Leaders: 
Bud Tasch - arizbunzer@msn.com
Rating: 
B+ LENGTH: 7.3 mi ELEV GAIN: 2100 ft PACE: Medium
This event has been canceled.

Meet at 6:30 am (depart 6:45 am) at the Park-and-Ride on the south side of Bell Rd., just West of I-17.

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 + 11 due to limited parking at the trailhead. RSVP to Bud at arizbunzer@msn.com. Hike will be cancelled in case of rain.

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