Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Mezcal on Mingus Day Hike
when Trip Report : September 12, 2020
where Jerome
the hike     For those who may speculate how tequila relates to the sober enjoyment of a hike in the pines of Mingus Mountain, let me elaborate. One section of this hike will be on not the Mezcal, but the Mescal Trail, near the summit of Mingus Mountain between Prescott Valley and Jerome.
    During our trek, we will start well below the Mingus Mountain summit, but navigate our way on several USFS trails to that destination for a lunch break.
    As we loop back to the trailhead, if the weather and smoke cooperate, views of the Verde Valley and Sedona should present themselves.
distance 7 miles
time 4 hours
EC +-1300' elevation change
type modified loop
starting at FR 338
on trail 100% — several USFS trails
rating "B-"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Jerome
meet 8:00 AM at the trailhead.
•  From I-17, take AZ-69 exit towards Prescott 20 miles.
Turn right on Fain Road and go 7.2 miles.
Sharp right onto AZ-89A, 12 miles to Summit Rest Area (restrooms available).
Continue 2.8 miles to paved parking area on the left marked by a USFS Prescott National Forest sign.
Park in the expanded paved area.

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