Easy Full Moon Hike @ South Mountain [Ahwatukee]

This will be an easy 3-mile hike under the full moon. However, "easy" doesn't mean it's all flat. There will be some inclines to deal with, but they will be very gradual and less than 100 ft. in elevation. The hike will take roughly 90 minutes.

Bring a flashlight or headlamp and be sure to bring at least 1 liter of water.

How to find us: We'll be at the north shelter (on the right). Hike starts at 6:45.  It's a good idea to get there a little early for parking.

After the hike we can hang out down the street at Cactus Jack's if people are up for it. It's in the plaza at the SW corner of 48th St. and Elliot, on the west side of the plaza. We can have some drinks there and also play pool.

DIRECTIONS TO THE TRAIL:
1. Take I-10 to Elliot Rd, and go west
2. Take a right onto 48th St and drive about 1 mile
3. Take your third left after Piedmont onto a small street (S. 48th St).
4. Almost immediately, you'll reach Pima Canyon Rd (on the left), where you'll see a small guard shack.
5. Drive down Pima Canyon Rd to the end of the parking lot. We'll be at the north shelter (on the right).

Moon rises at 5:57pm.  Sun sets at 6:30pm.

Dogs are always welcome!

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  • Alexis

    Very fun, was a pleasure to meet everyone.

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Brian

    OK! So who left their phone at Cactus Jacks tonight? I will keep it safely in my possession until the rightful owner speaks up.

    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would be my first night with the group. If I can make it... Coming from work and stuck in traffic :(

    September 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well for some reason the address posted took me to some gated housing...

      September 18, 2013

  • Dittiman S.

    Running late.

    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, I'm sorry for the last minute RSVP change but a guy called in sick this morning and I am still out on a job site so I won't be able to make it. Hope you guys have fun! Sorry again!

    September 18, 2013

  • Steven

    Please update your RSVP if you are no longer able to attend. Thank you! :)

    September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    JC, ill stop by cactus jacks. Family coming into town. If someone wants my hiking spot, I am just planning on attending post hike part :-)

    September 17, 2013

  • Dittiman S.

    I'll be coming from old town Scottsdale or van burren and 48th st, depending on what time I get done with work. If someone wants to carpool send me a pm.

    September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hey there my partner and I Love doing night hikes, perhaps we can just show up, why is there a limit???

    September 16, 2013

    • jc!!!

      Hi KD, The limit is there because it's difficult to manage the group when it gets big. Of course, you are always welcome to go to South Mountain any time you like. :)

      September 16, 2013

  • jc!!!

    Please be nice to others and update your RSVP if you can't make it. There are a lot of people on the waiting list. Thanks!

    September 16, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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