South Mountain Loop Hike

Date: 
Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 07:45
Leaders: 
Bev - 480-415-7147
Rating: 
B- LENGTH: 8 mi ELEV GAIN: 900 ft PACE: Medium

Meet at 7:45 am (depart at 8:00) at the Fry's Electronics parking lot on the NW corner of I-10 and Baseline Rd.

I know everyone is extremely busy this time of the year but let's get out and do a local hike before hitting the malls, decorating our homes, and preparing meals for the holidays. Our loop hike will consist of Javalina Canyon, Mormon Loop, National Trail, Fat Man Pass, Hidden Valley, back to the National Trail and ending up at Javalina Canyon again. If you've never done this hike before, know that it will give you the real flavor of South Mountain Park when you squeeze through Fat Man's Pass, do a little rock scrambling, view petroglyphs, and hike on rocky trails with a few areas of steep ups and downs. Wear sturdy hiking boots, bring a light lunch or snacks, and a minimum of 2 quarts of water. Cost to non-members is $5.