Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Maricopa Trail Grand Opening Celebration
when November 17, 2018
where Cave Creek Regional Park
the hike     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
•  Snacks
•  Camera
distance 9 miles
time 5-6 hours
EC +-900' elevation change
elevations 2,120' (trailhead) to 2,552' (saddle)
type loop
starting at
Overton Trailhead 33° 49.762' N,  112° 00.277' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100% — Overton, Go John, Quartz, Slate, and Jasper Trails
rating "B-"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
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.
weather Cave Creek
meet 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.
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9:30 AM at the Cave Creek Regional Park Amphitheater, near the Overton Trailhead and the park Nature Center.
Walmart Address: 34399 N Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Go John Trailhead:   37900 E Cave Creek Pkwy, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

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