Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Mescal on Mingus (encore) Day Hike
when Saturday, May 28, 2022
where Jerome
the hike     For those who may speculate how tequila relates to the sober enjoyment of a hike in the pines of Mingus Mountain, let me elaborate. One section of this hike will be on not the Mezcal, but the Mescal Trail, near the summit of Mingus Mountain between Prescott Valley and Jerome. During our trek, we will start well below the Mingus Mountain summit, but navigate our way on several USFS trails with initial views of the Verde Valley, Sedona, and the San Francisco Peaks (weather and smoke permitting).
    Upon our return as we loop back to the trailhead, there will be plenty of shade with possible (and recently scouted) sightings of wildlife from mule deer to wild turkeys. See 2020 report.
distance 7 miles
time 4 hours
EC +-1100' elevation change
type modified loop
starting at FR 348
on trail 100%
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Jerome
leader    You must email the leader to confirm.
meet 9:00 AM at the trailhead.
drive
from Phoenix:
•  Take exit 262 (AZ 262) toward Prescott.
20 miles to Fain Road. Turn right.
7.2 miles to 89A towards Jerome. Sharp right.
12 miles to the Mingus Summit Rest Area/Picnic Site. Continue on 89A.
2.8 miles and park at the Prescott National Forest sign on the left.

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