Picketpost Mountain Hike

Date: 
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 06:45
Leaders: 
Don Mowry - 480-209-7963, dgmowry@gmail.com
Jeff Bender - 480-220-2342, Jeff.Bender@insight.com
Rating: 
B+ LENGTH: ~4 mi ELEV GAIN: 1950 ft PACE: Medium

Meet at 6:45 am (depart 7:00) at the east end of the Holiday Inn parking lot, SW corner of Country Club and US 60. Picketpost Mountain was used by the US Cavalry in 1870 to guard against enemy attacks. We will hike and climb to the top of Picketpost Mountain for fantastic views in all directions. There is steep climbing on the way up, so if you’re not comfortable with that, this hike isn't for you. However, if you like Siphon Draw to Flatiron, you’ll love this hike! Good agility in climbing the steep sections is important without too much fear of heights. At the summit, there’s a cool mailbox to write your comments. Wear a hat and use sunscreen. You'll also need 2-3 quarts of water and snacks. Cost to non-members is $5.