Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Navajo Springs to Dairy Springs Day Hike
when Trip Report : July 16, 2016
where Mormon Lake Village
the hike     This will be a one-way hike along the Arizona Trail Passage 30b on the San Francisco Plateau and a continuation of the hike taken on June 18 on Passage 30a. The hike is relatively flat through forest with some more open areas at elevations 7000 to 7500 ft. We will hike the length of Passage 30 segment b, starting on the Navajo Springs Trail in the Mormon Lake Village and ending at Dairy Springs which is west of the north end of Mormon Lake. We intersect the Mormon Mountain trail and take it down to the trailhead just west of the Dairy Springs campground.
    There will be a car shuttle. I have hiked a portion of the trail and believe it is similar to 30a with a few elevation changes but more trees.
distance 9.8 miles
time 5-6 hours
EC +-500' elevation change
type one way
starting at Mormon Lake Village
on trail 100% — Arizona Trail, passage 30
rating "C+"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Munds Park
meet 6:30 AM in the parking lot of the Target Center on the south side of Shea Blvd., about a mile west of Highway 87 (Beeline). For those leaving their cars behind, please park up against the northwest curb away from Starbuck’s.
drive •  North on SR 87 through Payson, Pine and Strawberry.
•  Continue to the intersection with FR 3 near Clint’s Well and turn left.
•  Turn left on Mormon Lake Road and continue into the village and park on the left side of the road just past the pizza place.
•  We will drive as many cars as needed to the north end of the trail and return to the village to begin the hike.


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