Lost Ranch Mine, National, and Pyramid Trails Loop Hike (Ahwatukee side of South Mountain)

Date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 09:30
Leaders: 
Jim D - hikingstickjim@yahoo.com
Rating: 
B- LENGTH: ~7 mi ELEV GAIN: ~1900 ft PACE: Medium

Meet at 9:30 am (depart at 9:45) at the 40th St. and Pecos Rd. Park-and-Ride in Ahwatukee (take the Pecos Rd. exit off of I-10 and drive west approx. 1.5 miles to 40th St.) or meet me at the trailhead at 10:00 (email me if you want TH directions).

We'll start hiking from the western end of Chandler Blvd. at 19th Ave. At the center of our hike is the so-called Lost Camp or Lost Ranch area, from which we will climb up the "very" steep Lost Ranch Mine Trail (Unofficial name - no sign), go east on the National Trail, and return on the Pyramid Trail. Great views and we'll pass an abandoned mine along the way. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and a snack or lunch. Cost to non-members is $5.