Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
AZT 25 White Rock Mesa Day Hike
when Trip Report : November 17, 2018
where Pine
the hike     This section of the Arizona Trail is west of Pine and runs generally in an east-west direction. We will do a one way hike, dropping a car at the Pine Trailhead and continuing north on SR 87 to Strawberry. Turn west on Fossil Creek Road and then south on FR 428 and 194, with about 3 miles on unpaved roads. We’ll start on Hardscrabble Mesa and follow a power line for 3 miles before we descend into Oak Creek (no, not the one near Sedona).
    Chuck Parsons led us on an in and out hike from Pine Trailhead to Oak Spring a few years ago in November. There was very nice fall color at that time. Hopefully we will see that as we climb out of Oak Spring and on up to Pine Trailhead.
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Rain poncho
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
•  Lunch or snacks
•  Hiking poles
•  Camera
distance 10 miles
time 5-6 hours
EC +-1000' elevation change
elevations 5200' to 6200'
type one way
on trail 100% — Arizona Trail, passage 25
rating "B-"     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 Pine
meet 7:00 AM in the parking lot of 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 northernmost curb facing Shea Blvd. opposite the Target store.
•  East on Shea Blvd to SR 87, then north through Payson to just south of Pine. Pine Trailhead is on the right. There is a pit toilet there.
Leave at least one car Pine Trailhead and continue to Strawberry, then turn left on Fossil Creek Road. Go 2.8 miles, and turn left onto FR 428.
Park here and begin the hike. If it is not possible to park here, we’ll continue another mile or so on FR 194 to Twin Buttes Trailhead on the left.

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