Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Mt. Wrightson 4th of July Trip
when Trip Report : July 3-5, 2019
where Santa Rita Mountains/Madera Canyon
the hike     We will spend a few days south of Tucson exploring the Madera Canyon area. You can come for just one hike or stay one or two nights to enjoy the area.
    The plan is to leave for Tucson on the afternoon of July 3rd and head for Sahuarita, where we have a large house rented. People who want to make their own accommodation arrangements can stay in hotels or Airbnb in Green Valley or Tucson. There are even spots at the Santa Rita Lodge, which is actually in Madera Canyon, for July 3rd (but not the 4th). Another option, if available, is the Madera Kubo Lodge.
    On Independence Day, we will meet any Phoenix drivers in Green Valley at 7:30 AM (place to be announced) and head to the trailhead. By combining and making a loop of the Old Baldy and Super trails, we will hike to the summit.
    On July 5th we will return to the canyon and hike the Bog and Kent Springs Trails, and then return to the Valley.
distance 12.7 miles Wrightson, 5.1 miles for Bog and Kent
time 8-10 hours Wrightson, 3 hours for Bog and Kent Springs
EC +-4000' elevation change for Wrightson, +-1800' for Bog/Kent
starting at Madera Trailhead, and Bog Springs Campsite Loop
on trail 100%
rating "A"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Mt. Wrightson
meet to be determined
drive
•  I-19 south to Continental Road.
After a mile, take the Madera Canyon turnoff and follow it for 13.5 miles to Madera Canyon Recreation Area and Madera Trailhead.
The Bog Springs Campsite is after 3 miles on Madera Canyon Road to the left.

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