Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
AZT 27 Blue Ridge Passage Day Hike
when Saturday, September 22, 2018
where Mogollon Rim
the hike     This hike will continue my quest to hike as much of the AZT as I can on a day hike basis. Assuming we get enough hikers, we will do a key swap one way hike. If not, we can do a car shuttle.
    The hike is on top of the Rim but has a major descent and climb at East Clear Creek. See map of the passage and profile. On the south end we will start at a trailhead on FR 123A about 7 miles from the south end of this passage. On the north end we will start at the trailhead just south of SR 87
distance 8.5 miles
time 5-6 hours
EC +-1500' elevation change
elevations 6750' to 7400'
type one way
starting at FR 123A Trailhead or Blue Ridge Trailhead
on trail 100% — Arizona Trail
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 Happy Jack
leader    Email the leader to confirm.
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 north curb facing Shea Blvd. opposite the Target store.
drive
•  From Target in Fountains Hills, go east on Shea Blvd to SR 87 and turn left. Drive north through Payson and stay on SR 87 through Pine and Strawberry.
From the intersection of State Routes 87 and 260 north of Strawberry, go north on SR 87 2.6 miles and turn right on FR 300 a well-maintained unpaved road.
Go east 11.4 miles and turn left onto FR 123.
Go north 5.9 miles to FR 123A and follow for 0.2 miles to the trailhead.
For those going to the north end:
Continue north on SR 87 19.5 miles from the SR87/260 junction north to Pine and turn right on FR 138 Strawberry to FR 138 where there are signs for Moqui Campground.
Turn left and go south. The trailhead is about 100 yards south, and on the left.

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