Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Zimmerman Point Loop Day Hike
when Trip Report : October 21, 2017
  Trip Report : October 17, 2015
  Trip Report : October 12, 2013
  Trip Report : May 19, 2012
where Sierra Ancha
the hike     Imagine an Arizona landmark named after you OR: A great explorer? A notorious bandit? An asbestos engineer?
    This is a repeat hike. See (Oct 2013 trip report) and (Oct 2015 trip report). However, it will be the first time since the fires of 2016
    Drive US 60 to Globe then AZ 188 toward Roosevelt Lake. Continue on AZ 288 toward Young, then park at the start of FR 489 on the southern edge of Sierra Ancha Wilderness.
    Hike the road alongside Pocket Creek (about 2.0 miles, 1600' elevation gain) among the oak, maple, lotus, walnut, and pine. Then bushwhack (0.7 miles, 600' elevation gain) to Zimmerman Point. Continue to bushwhack (dotted blue portion) the ridgeline enjoying the many views of Cherry Creek Canyon and Timber Camp Mountain. We plan to connect with Parker Creek Trail #160 at “PC TOP” and descend to the trailhead.
    See the GPS route.
distance 9.15 miles. If we a have enough hikers for car shuttle, 9.5 miles; if not, 10.7 miles.
EC +-2955' elevation change
time 7-8 hours
starting at
Forest Road 489 33° 46.781' N,  110° 57.909' W  [NAD27]
ending at
Parker Trailhead 33° 47.652' N,  110° 58.209' W  [NAD27]
elevations 4742' (Forest Road 489) to 7079' (near Peak 7083)
rating "B+"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
on trail 50% — Pocket Creek Road (FR 489), Parker Creek Trail #160
dogs? no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Young
meet 6:00 AM at Home Depot in Mesa on the southeast corner of Power and US 60.
drive Take US 60 to Globe then SR 188 toward Roosevelt Lake. Drive SR 288 toward Young then park at the start of FR 489 on the southern edge of the Sierra Ancha Wilderness.

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