|when||Saturday, November 17, 2018|
|where||Cave Creek Regional Park|
Join park officials, hiking VIPs, and event sponsors to celebrate completion of
the Maricopa Trail, a 315-mile loop surrounding the valley. The schedule starts
at 10:00 and includes sponsor booths, dedications, unveiling of a Maricopa Trail
kiosk at the Overton Trailhead, and of course hiking.
Ceremonies start at 10:00 and attendance is expected to be high. We will therefore assemble at the Walmart at Carefree Highway and Cave Creek Road at 9:00 and carpool into the park.
To provide variety from the recent Go John hike on October 8, this hike will include the Overton trail and be in the opposite direction. The initial plan is to hike 9 miles, but that may be shortened depending on time, crowds, or weather.
For the Web page describing this event, click here.
For a map of Cave Creek Regional Park, click here.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
|EC||+-900' elevation change|
|elevations||2,120' (trailhead) to 2,552' (saddle)|
|on trail||100% — Overton, Go John, Quartz, Slate, and Jasper Trails|
|rating||"B-" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||Because November 17 is National Take a Hike Day, the usual
park entry fee will be waived. When car-pooling, pay your share the
cost of gas.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
|leader||You must email the leader to confirm. Please include your cell phone number, in case we need to get in touch the day of the hike, and state whether you plan to meet us at Walmart or the trailhead.|
9:00 AM at the Walmart on Cave Creek and Carefree Highway. This Walmart is
on the right if you are coming north on Cave Creek Road. Park in the NW corner
and we will car pool to the Cave Creek Recreational Area.
-- or --
9:30 AM at the Cave Creek Regional Park Amphitheater, near the Overton Trailhead and the park Nature Center.
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|updated October 29, 2018||© Copyright 2018, Arizona Trailblazers. All rights reserved.|