|when||March 24, 2019|
This is both a C and B class hike. I will need someone for the C hike on its
return to the cars. This starts at the Broadway Trailhead for Jacob’s
Crosscut Trail and then picks up the Monument Trail. Both trails run though
the open Superstition desert, which should have plenty of flowers.
This trail runs into Monument Canyon, which forms both sides of Flatiron.
One branch is the west face and the other branch is the east face.
The C hike will end at the start of the canyon. You will turn around here and return to the cars. The B hike continues off trail into the canyon. I have not done the off trail part, so this will be an exploratory hike. The canyon is named for its petroglyphs and we will see if we can find them. If you want to try out your GPS skills, this is a good area.
You will get good photos of the Superstitions Mountains as we walk toward them in the morning and after you turn around on the walk back to the cars. There may be more flowers out on the way back.
The weather may be sunny or not. Be prepared for extreme desert weather. Bring a hat, sunscreen and some rain gear. We may have a late lunch at Uncle Bear’s Grill & Tap on our way back.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Rain poncho
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Long pants
|distance||5 miles [C] or 10 miles [B]|
|EC||+-600' elevation change for the C hike, B will be more|
|elevations||1878' (gate at Broadway Trailhead) to 2300' (Monument Canyon)|
|on trail||100% [C] – Jacob’s Crosscut Trail; Monument Trail, 60% [B]|
|rating||"C" or "B" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
8:00 AM, in the parking lot south of
Home Depot in Mesa on the northwest corner of Superstitions Springs
& Power Road, just south of the Superstitions Freeway.
Carpooling arrangements will be made here. For those leaving their vehicles behind, please park up against the southeast curb of the parking lot, next to Burger King. We will leave soon after 8:00 AM.
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