72nd Hike with the Club:
Want to do another new trail in South Mountain? Well........ here we go again.......
Plus this should make the West Siders happy.
So this 13 mile (approximately) hike will take us on the New Maricopa Trail. We will take this over to the National Trail, onto East Laveen Trail. We take this all the way until it ends at 28th Ave. We then back track to the San Juan Intersection, and hang a right over to Dead Man's Pass. Loop it back around via National Trail, and catch the Wing Tip Summits. The first one will be off to the left and then we come back out and hit the Wing Tip off to the right. Once we are at Wing Tip South, we can elect to come down the mountain with a little off trail to catch the original Maricopa Trail (this shaves off about 1.5 miles), or we can track back out the Wing Tip, and bring it back via National Trail to Maricopa Trail.
I will classify this as Difficult because of the mileage. The terrain wont be an issue, but 13 miles is still 13 miles. And we will be keeping a decent pace and will probably have several pace groups as we often do.
We will drive over to the Trail head from the casino..... a whole 2 minute drive.