|when||Saturday, September 16, 2017|
This is an interesting hike. It starts high on the Mogollon Rim, then does
a steep series of switchback to get to the bottom of Pine Canyon, where
the trail meets up with Pine creek. The view of the Mogollon Rim as you
go down the side is spectacular. Plenty of different rock colors as you
cross the layers that make up the rim. This trail is not used much,
so bushes may be close to or on the trail.
You then get to the bottom with maples, box elders and gambel oaks. At a little past Parsnip spring we will find a good spot for lunch. In the bottom there are elk, deer and birds. We then get to climb 1,000 feet to get to the other side of the ridge, where we go down 1,000 feet to get to the Pine Trailhead and the Highline trail. We will cross near Dripping Springs, but the current trail has been routed away from the spring.
Use the car we left here to retrieve the cars we left at the upper trailhead. We will eat at a local restaurant after the hike.
This hike is described in Footloose from Phoenix, by Ted Tenny, pages 229-234.
This hike is also described on pages 82-85 of Day Hikes and Trail Rides in Payson’s Rim Country by Roger and Ethel Freeman, Gem Guides, 2005.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Rain gear
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Lunch or snacks
• Hiking poles
|distance||8 1/2 miles|
|EC||+1000'-2900' elevation change|
|elevations||7243' (Cinch Hook Trailhead) to 5392' (Pine Trailhead)|
|on trail||100% — Pine Canyon Trail #26|
|rating||"B" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
|leader||Email the leader to confirm.|
|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 north curb away from Target.|
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