|when||Saturday, October 10, 2020|
This is the third year the Arizona Trail Association has conducted this Arizona Trail
in a Day, where they divide the trail into 100 segments and get people to sign up
to hike, bike or ride on all the segments. I led the first two for the Arizona
Trailblazers, so here goes for year three.
We will hike a portion of the Happy Jack Passage between Gonzales Tank and FR 294. This is a portion of passage 28 and is segment 57. In 2019, the AZT completed realignment of this passage onto a new single track and off old forest roads. Officially the segment is 8.4 miles long. However, I drove FR 93 to get to Gonzales Tank in my Subaru and found that the road gets too rough. Therefore, we will have to hike the last 2+ miles of FR 93 making the total hike 11+ miles.
This will be a key swap, with half the group starting on FR 294 near Bargaman Park Tank and hiking south while the other half start on FR 93, hike to Gonzales Tank, and then go north on the AZT.
We need good all-wheel drive, high clearance vehicles to get to the trailheads. If you do not have one, please team up with someone who does.
Please note that this is a fund raiser for the AZT so visit my page on the AZT web site and donate if you can.
|EC||+-1000' elevation change|
|elevations||6800' to 7400'|
|on trail||100% — Arizona Trail|
|rating||"B" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.|
|leader||Email the leader to confirm.|
|meet||8:30 AM at Lake Mary Road and FR 93.|
|Schedule of Events||Arizona Trailblazers Home Page|
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