|when||Trip Report : May 12, 2018|
|Trip Report : May 23, 2015|
|Trip Report : July 30, 2011|
|where||Mogollon Rim – See Canyon / Christopher Creek|
It’s been three years since the club last did this cool and scenic
Mogollon Rim hike on May 23, 2015. So if you would like to escape the triple
digits of the desert if only for a day, please join us in Mogollon Rim country
for the See Canyon hike.
The first two miles of the See Canyon Trail are relatively easy, crisscrossing Christopher Creek several times as it heads north to the Rim. Shade is plentiful along the creek, thanks to a dense forest cover of pine, bigtooth maple, box elder, velvet ash, and Gambel oak, as well as aspens near the top of the trail.
Two miles in the trail begins a steep climb to the top of Mogollon Rim and FR 300 (the Rim Road) and becomes a little less defined as it nears the top. We’ll stop for a lunch break at the top of the trail along the Rim. Come prepared for several wet creek crossings. After lunch, if we have enough time and energy, we may opt to check out the spur trail to See Spring on the way back to the trailhead.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Rain poncho
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Lunch or snacks
|distance||7-9 miles round trip|
|EC||+-1950' (plus an extra 300' if taking See Spring side trail)|
|elevations||6,134' (Trailhead) to 7,860' (FR 300 on Rim)|
|on trail||100% — See Canyon Trail # 184, and possibly See Spring Trail #185|
|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.
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 Starbuck’s.
We will leave promptly at 6:45 AM.
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