GC Training #6: Flatiron

Hello.

This Sunday, I'm leading another GC training hike up Siphon Draw Trail to the Flatiron and yet unnamed western summit of Superstition Mountain.  This is a short but difficult hike measuring 6 miles RT and a healthy 2,800 ft elevation gain.  There are no switchbacks on this trail; it goes straight up the mountain.  Plenty of rock hopping and one spot where you must climb up 12 ft.  Expect to be out there 3.5-4 hours.

Despite aforementioned challenges, the Flatiron is one of the most spectacular vista points in town, overlooking the entire valley.  Expect a sunny warm day with highs near 90 F.  Hopefully, the brittlebush blossoms will have peaked in the foothills by Sunday.  When timed properly, the slopes leading up to Siphon Draw are nothing short of spectacular with an awesome display of wildflowers.

Time and Place:
Sun 4/7:  9 am, Burger King SE corner US60 and Power Rd
9:30 am, Mining Camp Restaurant (look it up).

Bring:
2.5 L water per person, trail snacks
sunblock, hat, bandana

Note:  Dogs will have trouble with the 12-ft climb at top

After hike food / libations at Mining Camp Restaurant.

Hope you can make it.

Charles

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  • Sara

    I'll be at the Mining Camp as well.

    April 6, 2013

  • Ed

    See you at Mining Camp.

    April 6, 2013

  • Michael

    I will also meet at the Mining Camp

    April 6, 2013

  • Robert

    Never mind, I found it.

    April 6, 2013

  • Robert

    Can someone tell me where the mining camp is? Is it a restaurant named Mining Camp near Goldfields?

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tovan and I are coming in late from an AZ hot springs trip. Won't be able to make this one. Sorry for the last minute cancellation.

    April 6, 2013

  • Don

    Will meet at Mining Camp.

    April 6, 2013

  • Adam

    Finally get to do a training hike!

    April 6, 2013

  • Robert

    I will meet at the mining camp. Can someone give me directions to the mining camp? Is it near Goldfield mining camp?

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will meet at mining camp

    April 4, 2013

  • Brian F.

    See you at Mining Camp w/ Anne and Melissa.

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please let me know what I need to do I would like to hike with your group.

    April 4, 2013

    • Charles

      Looks like you're already on the wait list. If anyone cancels you will be automatically added to the participant list. I would expect that someone will cancel by Sunday morning.

      April 4, 2013

  • Dave C.

    I'll be in Flagstaff this weekend but hiked it today...just so you know I'm not slacking off...;o)

    April 4, 2013

  • Jory

    mining camp

    April 4, 2013

  • kimberly

    Will meet you at the Mining Camp !!

    April 4, 2013

  • Paul

    Picacho Peak weekend...

    April 3, 2013

  • Carrie M.

    Sadly I will have to miss out on Flatiron this year. This weekend is my anniversary so me and Richard will be up in Prescott. But I'm on board for all the rest of them.

    April 3, 2013

  • Karen

    the ankle isn't ready for this one!!

    April 3, 2013

  • michele

    Colorado !

    April 3, 2013

  • michele

    Skiing again this weekend! Last trip for the season!

    April 3, 2013

  • Bob

    Coming from north, will meet at the Mining Camp Restaurant Parking Lot

    April 3, 2013

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