|when||Trip Report : June 20, 2020|
As with some club events in the past, this hike will involve two distinct groups which
will allow us to expand maximum participation to twenty (based on current club
edicts). However, this will not be a key exchange. Instead, all vehicles will meet at
one central location and hikers will be split between two co-leaders.
Group A will initially climb up a forest road 1100 feet to the Apache Maid Lookout Tower, while Group B will head towards the historic USFS archeological site called the T-Bar Ranch. Subsequently each group will reverse course, pass by the car park area, and hike to their 2nd destination.
Since both are about the same distance away from the car park, with time controlled site explorations and lunch stops, and with luck and adjustments based on where we pass each other, both groups should be able to finish their second legs and return to the start at approximately the same time.
Lookout—short hike to unobstructed ground level views of Mingus Mountain, Sedona, and Humphreys. Due to COVID restrictions, it is possible that access to the tower platform may be restricted or prohibited.
T-Bar Ranch—its age is uncertain, as it was probably built in stages. An acquaintance who wrote about the building stated that “moving through the house was like exploring a human body with the skin and other soft tissue removed.”
|EC||+-1200' elevation change|
|elevations||6200 ft (trailhead) to 7325 ft (lookout)|
|type||double in and out|
|starting at||junction of FR 620D and FR 620E|
|on trail||90% — FR 620D and FR 620E|
|rating||"B" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.|
Actual starting and maximum temperatures will be 5-10 degrees cooler than Sedona.
|meet||7:00 AM within ¼ mile of the Stoneman Lake Road Exit from I-17. We will then convoy to the trailhead, which will provide us more coordinated arrival. Specific location of the convoy meet and directions to the trailhead will be provided in the hike briefings. High clearance vehicles safest choice.|
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