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McFall Crags Recon, or Oh my god, we made it!

This is a recon up Rattlesnake Canyon for a McFall Crags hike. Although, we'll see you far we can get, and there might be a slight chance we make it there. If not we'll try again later this winter.

This is the rocky outcropping just down the ridgeline from Rattlesnake Peak.

This is a bushwack and a very difficult hike.

The stats will probably be around 12 miles & 4,000' elevation gain.

This is for advanced hikers only.

DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS HIKE IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE GROUP, DON'T KNOW WHAT A BUSHWACK IS, OR CANNOT GO MILES OVER STEEP DIFFICULT TERRAIN WITHOUT STOPPING.

Bring plenty of food & water for a long day.

You are hiking at your own risk. I expect we will draw blood.

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  • Belinda

    Excellent day!

    December 30, 2012

  • Donna

    Another great Vagabond "hike"!

    December 30, 2012

  • Steve

    Great hike all! It was good you didn't take my way back. It was harder than I remembered. To the first saddle was easy. From there to second saddle (where I camped) was tough. Got to camp by 3:30 and camp to top of road was under an hour, but I would not have wanted to do the first part below lower saddle in the state I was when I arrived at camp. I escaped with no cactus and (almost) no blood loss!

    December 30, 2012

    • Steve

      Bruised knee from fall or just banging down-hill?

      December 30, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I took a grape vine induced trip to my knees, just a little swelling and blood, will be right as rain soon

      December 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I second "oh my God we made it" what a great bunch of new friends i made too

    1 · December 30, 2012

  • Vagabond J.

    Tough, rewarding hike to a place I've been looking at for a couple of years. Thanks to all that ventured with us. Great hike!

    December 29, 2012

  • Joel

    Oh my god, we made it!!!

    2 · December 29, 2012

  • Steve

    A couple years ago I went up McFall Crags from the backside (starting in sabino) and came down rattlesnake. Pretty rugged.

    December 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could make this one! Sounds like a blast. Best of luck to you all!!

    December 7, 2012

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  • Vagabond J.
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Belinda
    Den Mother, Assistant Organizer
  • Joel
    I ruin helmets, Assistant Organizer
  • A former member
  • A former member

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