McDowell Mountain Hike (w/Key Exchange)

Date: 
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Leaders: 
Bev - 480-415-7147
Don - 480-209-7963
Rating: 
B LENGTH: 10.2 mi ELEV GAIN: 2250 ft Pace: Medium

Please contact either leader for meeting time/location no later than Thursday, March 10th.

Don's group will begin at the Dixie Mine TH in Fountain Hills and Bev's group will begin at the Lost Dog TH in Scottsdale.

This is a gorgeous hike that encompasses the Lost Dog, Sunrise, Andrews-Kinsey, Western Loop, Sonoran, and Dixie Mine trails. The vegetation is beautiful, the flowers are starting to bloom and you will get glimpses of the 4 Peaks, Weaver's Needle, the fountain in Fountain Hills, etc., along the way.

As Bev's group passes Don's group on the trail, we will exchange car keys with each other, making this a through hike.

The hike will be cancelled if there is rain or extreme heat as most of the trail is exposed. Bring plenty of water, snacks, lunch, and sunscreen.

Cost to non-members is $5.