Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Secret Double Secret Day Hike
when Saturday, November 7, 2020
where Sedona
the hike     Hike leaders know the routine, and participants generally appreciate, the process of planning a hike. You select the route, scout or at least research the terrain, and notify those interested exactly where they will be following. Indeed, I did plot the trails and will scout (more than once) the terrain. However, you are going to have to trust me as I am keeping the exact two separate destinations a secret until we arrive at each. Hence the hike is named secret double secret.
    For the majority of the distance, we will be on USFS trails some of which the group covered on the Fool’s Canyon event in May 2020 (but in the opposite direction so it’s almost like new). To arrive at our secret locations, we will veer off trail relatively short distances to isolated retreats, offering unique explorations and incredible views. Technically, there will be some moderate bushwhack ascents and rock scrambling but these minor barriers are gradual and brief.
  After visiting both of these geological revelations, we are not done! On the way back to the starting point we will traverse a trall that has the following sign at its origin: sign
distance 9 miles
time 5-6 hours
EC 1200' elevation change
starting at Arizona Cypress Trailhead
on trail 75%
rating "B"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Sedona
Email the leader to confirm.
meet 8:30 AM at the trailhead. Hike Leader will be present starting at 8:15 AM.
•  North on I-17 to Camp Verde, exit 287.
Northwest on AZ 260 to Cottonwood.
Right on AZ 89A at the intersection with AZ 260 from Cottonwood.
Left on Dry Creek Road for 2.8 miles.
Left on Forest Road 9589B, 0.3 miles to trailhead. Not well-marked, but the entrance is immediately across from a “Do Not Cross When Flooded” road sign 150 feet before the intersection with Boynton Pass Road.
The Forest Road is rough but passable for a passenger vehicle.

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