|when||Trip Report : December 9, 2021|
|Trip Report : January 5, 2021|
|where||McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Northern Region|
Neil Dennis will lead this hike.
Start out on the Bootlegger Trail, passing through some gigantic boulders which create a very interesting landscape. Once we reach a scenic overlook we take the Granite Mountain Loop Trail to the Coyote Canyon Trail. At some point along here, we will stop for a snack and rest break.
Take the Desperado Trail a short distance to view a very distinct cactus. We turn around here and head back the way we came.
Points of interest on this hike: A photogenic double crested Saguaro; a rock formation from which Coyote Canyon got its name; a rare Michelin Man cactus.
The trails are rolling without much elevation change and are not as rocky as other Arizona trails.
• Sturdy hiking boots
• At least 3 liters of water
• Rain poncho
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Lunch or snacks
|EC||+-400' elevation change|
|elevations||2578 ft to 2899 ft|
|starting at||Granite Mountain Trailhead|
|on trail||100% — Bootlegger, Granite Mountain Loop, and Desperado Trails|
|rating||"C" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.|
|meet||8:30 AM at Granite Mountain Trailhead, Lone Mountain Road and 136 St., Scottsdale. Those looking to carpool should contact others on the distribution list.|
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