|when||Trip Report : October 21, 2017|
|Trip Report : October 17, 2015|
|Trip Report : October 12, 2013|
|Trip Report : May 19, 2012|
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|
|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|
|cost||Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
|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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