|when||Trip Report : January 30, 2016|
House Mountain, although quite visible from many surface vantage points
in the Verde Valley, is rarely mentioned as a destination for hikers.
However, for those who have trekked to the summit, we prefer this ignorance
as it allows more space to enjoy the expansive views of Cottonwood, Jerome,
Sedona, and the surrounding mountains including the San Francisco Peaks.
A shield volcano that erupted outside of the Village of Oak Creek (near Sedona) 14.5 million years ago, House Mountain lava flows were deflected by the Mogollon Rim and covered the Verde Valley with many meters of lava. In a few million more years, erosion is projected to join this area with the Grand Canyon, but I suppose we all won’t be remembered at that point of time, so why not explore it now?
Due to limited parking at the meet point AND restricted capacity for comfortable viewing at the summit, THERE WILL BE A LIMIT OF THREE VEHICLES (15 HIKERS) originating in Phoenix for this outing.
|EC||+-1400' elevation change|
|elevations||3750' at start to 5050' at summit|
|on trail||100% — Jeep trails of varying levels of maintenance.|
|rating||"B-" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
Red Rock passes are not necessary.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
|meet||6:30 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. I will need an experienced hike leader to organize transportation and sign-in at this location.|
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