Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Mt. Ord Day Hike
when Saturday, May 11, 2019
  Trip Report : May 12, 2018
  Trip Report : April 27, 2017
  Trip Report : April 3, 2014
where Sunflower
the hike     Unlike the Grand Canyon we go UP hill first then return down. It is about 15 miles round trip and about 3800 feet. We hike an old road. Start at about 3300 ft and hike to the towers at 7100 feet. No off trail. This is a pretty hike and good for conditioning.
    There was a fire in this area last year, but I have found no information stating it is not open for hiking now. It is a little late in season, so bring electrolytes and extra water to stash. Trim your toenails!
    I remember the past two years it being very windy on top. Come prepared for a change in temperature from the trailhead.

*** For the upcoming Grand Canyon trip, this is close to the elevation and distance from Indian Garden to the top. The top at Grand Canyon is 6,900' and Mt. Ord is 7,100'. ***
distance 15 miles round trip
EC +-4260' elevation change
elevations 3202' (Slate Creek Trailhead) to 7128' (Mt. Ord)
rating "A"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
time 7-8 hours
type round trip
starting at
Slate Creek Trailhead 33° 57.606' N,  111° 23.892' W  [NAD27]
supplies At least 4 liters of water
Hiking poles may help for some hikers, especially on the decent
dogs? no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Payson
leader   Email the leader to confirm.
meet 5:30 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 north curb away from Target.

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