Re: [hiking-443] Fwd: Saturday October 9,[masked] am, Black Mesa Loop, Superstition Wilderness

From: user 1.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 10:48 AM
Where on Meetup is this hike posted? It's not in any of my groups.  Also, October 9th is a Sunday, not a Saturday, but I can't find the hike on either date anywhere. It would be impossible for me to RSVP even if I actually wanted to go.
Thanks, 
Karen
 
On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 7:58 AM, Kathleen <[address removed]> wrote:
Sorry had to change the time...

This hike is rated easy to moderate
Maximum number of hikers is 15 in a group


This hike starts as First Water Trailhead and follows the Second Water Trail (236) east to Garden Valley. From Garden Valley, the Black Mesa Trail (241) heads southeast up and over Black Mesa descending into West Boulder Canyon. From West Boulder Canyon you go west on Dutchman's Trail (104), over Parker Pass back to First Water Trailhead.  THere are forest of Cholla Cactus, spectacular views of Weavers Needle and BAttleship Mountain.   Bring plenty of water, food (snacks and lunch) for the trail, cameras, and sun protection of some sort. When you RSVP, let me know if you're going to meet at the carpool location or at the trailhead.
DISTANCE: 9 miles round trip
ELEVATION GAIN: 900 ft
TRAIL STYLE: loop style
DURATION: 5 hours
DOGS: Yes if leashed.
FACILITIES: Outhouse
WEBSITEhttp://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5163340.pdf - the first trailhead (TH) in the lower left corner
Suggested carpool location: 9:30 am at the Home Depot at Power and US 60. Go east on the Superstition Freeway (US 60) to Superstition Springs Blvd. exit 187. Take that exit, turn right and go 1/2 mile east, across Power Road. Then turn left, toward Home Depot, at the second driveway. Park in the southwest corner of the lot, behind Burger King. The Home Depot address is 6838 E Superstition Springs Blvd., Mesa, AZ 85208.

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD: Drive east on US 60 towards Apache Jct. Exit 196 drive north one mile on Idaho Road to SR88. Turn right on SR88 then drive approximately 3.5 miles north to road 78 near mile marker 200. Turn right and follow this road approximately 3 miles. Note: horse trailers parking are on the left 0.5 miles before reaching the main trailhead. We'll meet at 10 am at trailhead.







Kathleen Tucker
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-- Dr. Seuss 










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