|when||Saturday, October 28, 2017|
|Trip Report : November 21, 2015|
The club did this hike in 2015 and drove up Schnebly Hill Road to the Cow
Pies Trailhead. The road was extremely rough and I do not believe it has
gotten any better, despite some indication from the Forest Service that it
was to be graded this year. I will check it out, and if it is passable we can
alter this hike to shorten it.
I plan to park at Huckaby Trailhead at the end of the paved portion of Schnebly Hill Road. Restrooms are available at the trailhead. We will hike east on the Munds Wagon Trail to the junction with the Hangover Trail, turn left and climb up the red rocks on the Hangover Trail to Mitten Ridge, then down to the Munds Wagon Trail and back to where we started. It will be a basic lollypop-shaped loop.
The Hangover Trail (formerly known as the Mitten Ridge Trail) is a bit challenging and very narrow and steep in places with steep drop offs and lots of ups and downs over large expanses of slick rock, primarily Mitten Ridge.
Because of that, if there has been recent rainfall, we will do an alternate trail. But the views from the Hangover Trail are some of the most spectacular to be found anywhere in Red Rock Country. Writer and adventure hiker Roger Naylor describes them as “the best non-stop views in Sedona”. So we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed for clear weather and dry slickrock.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Rain poncho
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Lunch or snacks
|EC||+/- 1,200 feet|
|elevations||4,000 to 5,200 feet|
|on trail||100% — Hangover and Munds Wagon Trails|
|rating||"B-" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||$5/vehicle for a Red Rock Pass, or bring a Senior Pass
if you have one.
Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5/non-member.
|leader||You must email the leader to confirm. Limited to 20 hikers|
|meet||6:45 AM in the Fry’s parking lot on the SW corner of I-17 & Bell Road. Park behind Denny’s, near the entrance to the Deer Valley Park & Ride. We will leave promptly at 7:00 AM.|
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