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Evening Hike - North Mountain Butterfly Loop

  • Sep 16, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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This hike is rated DIFFICULT.

Come out for an evening hike to the Summit of North Mountain... twice! This is a strenuous climb incorporating parts of the #44 trail, the backside trail, the #60 trail, a "secret" trail, and the paved road, all in a large figure eight style loop with the summit at the cross-over point. This will allow us to climb north mountain twice from two different sides! There's lots of steep climbs and descents with slippery rocks, only experienced night hikers should attend. You're encouraged to bring snacks, a camera and must bring at least 2+ liters of water per person and sturdy hiking footwear. You should also bring a flashlight and/or a headlamp as we'll be in the dark during this hike.

DISTANCE: ~4 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 650 ft (2x)
TRAIL STYLE: Figure eight loop (∞)
DURATION: ~3 hours
DOGS: Yes, if leashed.
FACILITIES: Bathroom and water fountain (maybe locked at night)
WEBSITE: Trailmap
DIRECTIONS: Once you get to 7th St and Peoria, you'll enter the preserve and find there are several parking areas here. We'll meet by the Ranger Station across from TEWA area 5. See this parking lot map. Do NOT go to the Visitor Center, that's the wrong place entirely! :-)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great new trail! Great group!

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun new route on North Mountain

    September 17, 2013

  • Carey A.

    I want to thank my heros last night Kaveh, Sarah, Kayla, and Rich. Without them I would have been stuck at north mtn last night. Once
    Again. Thank you soooooo much !

    September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Kaveh! Great hike!

    September 17, 2013

  • Sarah L

    Loved it! It was nice to follow and not lead for a change. Thanks Kaveh! Carey, I hope you got to your car ok.

    1 · September 16, 2013

  • GM

    Superb workout, thanks kaveh!

    1 · September 16, 2013

  • Kaveh

    Changed the hike name, other details the same. :-)

    September 14, 2013

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