|when||February 2, 2019|
|Trip Report : March 9, 2014|
|Trip Report : November 27, 1998|
|where||Sonoran Desert National Monument|
This challenging hike is for fit hikers.
The trail follows old jeep tracks toward the mountain for the first two miles and is relatively flat, dipping in and out of several dry washes. After reaching the base of Tabletop Mountain, the trail begins to narrow and starts climbing along a ridge and through a long series of steep switchbacks on the west face of the mountain, gaining over 2,000 feet before finally reaching the south summit plateau. From here it’s a rough half-mile, off-trail bushwhack to the higher (by 17 feet) north summit.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Rain poncho
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Hiking sticks (a must)
• Lunch or snacks
• Your smiles :)
|distance||7.5 miles round trip to the south summit. 8.5 miles round trip to the north summit|
|EC||+-2052' elevation change|
|elevations||2,304 feet at the trailhead. 4,356 feet at the north summit|
|on trail||90% (Cross-country bushwhack to the north summit.)|
|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||We will meet at 6:45 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.|
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