|when||Saturday, February 3, 2018|
|where||South Mountain Park|
I led this hike last year and had 10 hikers, so here is another opportunity for
others to do this somewhat challenging but rewarding hike. It will be a loop hike
at the west end of South Mountain Park including the Alta, Bajada, and National
Trails. We will circle the Ma Ha Tuak Range which includes Maricopa Peak.
Start at the San Juan Lookout Trailhead at the far west end of San Juan Road
and hike east on the Alta Trail, climbing steeply and forever up, then across, the
ridge and down to San Juan Road.
Cross the road and take the Bajada Trail west to the National Trail, which takes us back to the San Juan Lookout. We can go to lunch at Los Dos Molinas afterwards.
Parking is somewhat limited, so please carpool to the trailhead if possible.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Lunch or snacks
• Hiking Sticks
• Your smiles :)
|EC||+-1800' elevation change|
|elevations||1240' (National Trail) to 2482' (Alta Trail)|
|starting at||San Juan Lookout|
|on trail||100% — Bajada Trail, Alta Trail, National Trail|
|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.
|leader||Email the leader to confirm.|
|meet||8:00 AM in South Mountain Park at the San Juan Lookout Trailhead.|
|Schedule of Events||Arizona Trailblazers Home Page|
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