Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Pass Mountain Loop Day Hike
when Saturday, March 21, 2020
the hike     This 8-mile trail walk is an intimate desert experience, with close-up views of brightly colored rock formations, varied Sonoran vegetation, and the natural history of the Basin and Range province. High points along the trail offer sweeping views of five mountain ranges: the Superstitions, Goldfields, Userys, McDowells, and Mazatzals.  See Trail Map and Park Web Site with trail map.
    We will hike the loop counterclockwise and get the rocky part finished while we are fresh on the trail.
distance 8 miles
time 4-5 hours
EC +-1300' elevation change
elevations 1884' (wash) to 2631' (pass)
on trail 100% — Pass Mountain Trail
type loop
starting at
Meridian Trailhead 34° 27.957' N,  111° 34.812' W  [NAD27]
dogs? no
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
cost When car-pooling, pay your share the cost of gas. The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Apache Junction
leader    Email the leader to confirm.
meet 7:00 AM at Bashas (1133 North Ellsworth Road) on the southeast corner of Ellsworth and Brown. We will leave Bashas at 7:15 sharp.
drive
•  Leave Basha’s on Brown Rd to the east.
At the rodeo grounds turn left on to Meridian.
Take Meridian to the end.
7:30 AM at Medicine Wheel TH, which is at the end of Meridian.

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