November 22, 2013
I have no connection and live in the vicinity.
Experienced- not in the condition that I'd like to be. So I evaluate hikes prior to signing up. I've backpacked, hiked and camped...Mount Hopkins, Mount Wrightston, Wassom Peak, Dixie Peak, Sabino Canyon, Wilderness of Rocks, Havasupai, Grand Canyon, Blackett's Ridge.
I like Dreamy Draw/40th St Loop as a Sunday morning hike. I do Dixie Peak and take 100 to Dreamy Draw and return however via the trails. If I drive to/from trail head I like longer hikes to make it worth while. I like to gauge my abilities w/ respect to the group.
Blackett's was my absolute favorite. Now I've settled for Dixie Peak. I need to learn trails in the PHX area.