|when?||Trip Report : February 4, 2012|
Come help celebrate the grand re-opening of Oracle State Park!
Oracle State Park is a 4,000 acre wildlife refuge with oak woodland and desert
grassland; views of the Catalinas, the San Pedro River Valley, and the Galiuro
Mountains; a historic ranch house; and 15 miles of trail for hikers, bikers,
and equestrians. We plan on hiking about 6-8 miles, depending on the route we
decide upon, but there are many short segments of trails, if you would like to
hike a shorter loop on your own. We will either have lunch on the trail or at
one of the picnic areas in the park, and then take a tour of the Historic
Kannally Ranch House and the small botanical gardens if time allows.
NOTE: If you are choosing to do a shorter hike, then you may want to bring a book to enjoy while you relax and wait for the group to complete the scheduled hike.
Everyone – Please bring your lunch.
|time||3-5 hours for the hike itself, but it will be an All Day activity|
|EC||+-400' elevation change|
|elevations||The park is at approximately 4400'|
|rating||"C" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||There is a day use charge of $7 per vehicle for Oracle State Park. Please share gas expenses with your driver. The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5/non-member.|
|meet||6:30 AM in the parking lot south of Einstein Bros. Bagels on the SE corner of 48th Street & Ray Road, west of I-10. For those leaving their cars behind, please park up against the west curb of the parking lot and not in the Einstein’s common parking area. We will leave promptly at 6:45 AM.|
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