|when?||Trip Report : October 13, 2007|
|when?||Trip Report : October 28, 2006|
On this hike we’ll follow the West Spruce Trail along the slopes
of the Sierra Prieta west of Prescott, topping out on the dramatic West Spruce
Mountain. There are many ups and downs, and switchbacks as we climb the mesa
south of the peak. Bring your camera.
No restrooms at the trailhead. Drinking water is not available at trailhead or on trail. Southern end is in Ponderosa pines, but much of this trail is open and unshaded. Carry sufficient water.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Rain poncho
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Lunch or snacks
|EC||+-1850' elevation change|
|elevations||6605' (wash) to 7146' (West Spruce Mountain)|
|on trail||100% — West Spruce Trail #264|
|rating||"B-" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
|meet||7:00 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.|
From Phoenix drive north on I-17. Exit onto State Highway 69 and drive north
into downtown Prescott.
From courthouse square, travel 2 miles west on Gurley St. Turn west on Thumb Butte Road. Go past the picnic area for 1.0 miles, staying left at Aloma Camp turn. Continue 0.6 miles and turn left on FR 373 for 3.1 miles. Trailhead is to the right of the cattle guard at horseshoe turn. The south trailhead parking lot allows 5 vehicles.
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