|when||May 22-25, 2020|
We will be doing primitive camping to dry run backpacking. So, if you like to see if
you are cut out to do backpacking come on out. This is in a very nice area with trees
and a stream. We will have to filter the water, but I have a filter. I will have my
toilet seat with screening tarp, just have to dig a hole. This area has tall trees,
running streams and just totally different from the Superstitions that you see in
the Phoenix area. This is the high part of the Superstitions, where we camp at
5,000 feet and walk beside mountains at 6,000 feet.
Friday will be just camp set up and some small walks around the area. This will let persons set up their backpack tent. Some short walks with the backpack to check for fit. Saturday will be pack tent, and backpack a loop back to our camp site though a forest of sycamores and pine trees. There are some large trees in here. We will have to cross some stream, but they are small so only ankles getting wet. The flowers may still be out. Sunday will be re-pack the tents, backpack and head toward the wild part of the Superstitions. After going about 4 miles we will then turn a round and get back to camp. Monday will be pack up and return to Phoenix.
The persons wanting to learn backpacking will get first choice, but if spots are left over then persons who want to day hike on Saturday will be allowed. This is only 2 hours from Phoenix.
|distance||4-8 miles each day|
|EC||+-1000' elevation change each day|
|starting at||Miles Trailhead|
|rating||"C" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.|
|leader||Email the leader to confirm.|
|meet||Friday May 22, at the trailhead. Miles Trailhead at the end of FR 287A.|
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