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Black Rock Loop to Waterfall Canyon at White Tank Mountains (Waddell)

  • Mar 16, 2013 · 6:45 AM
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Description: Hey Soles, let’s explore the White Tank Mountains wearing something green for St. Patrick! Our trek will start at the library and lead through petroglyphs chiseled in boulders centuries ago to an impressive and popular 75-foot-high waterfall. We will then head to the library for education on desert plant adaptation and check out the architecture and nature center. Finally, we will find a picnic table to eat our lunch.
Difficulty: Moderate, Total Distance: Approx. 6.5 miles
Start Elevation: 1400 ft., Elevation Gain: Approx. 200 ft.
Drive Time: 1 hour, Water to Bring: 2 liters
Meeting Time/Place: 6:45am Pyle Recreation Center
Estimated Return Time: 3:00pm
Leader: Irma
Minimum Attendees Required: 4
RSVP By: Friday, March 15, 9pm
Special Instructions: Bring lunch, trail snacks, and camera. Depending on water level, your feet may get wet at the Waterfall. We will carpool and share the $6 per vehicle park fee. We can discuss St. Patrick's ideas for the evening if there is enough interest.


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  • Jeff

    Fun hike with good views and great company. It was nice to see some water still flowing. I even learned a few things about desert plants. Thanks for organizing it Irma.

    March 17, 2013

  • Sierra

    Have bronchitis and not sure ill be up for a hike but let me know about the after st pattys party.

    March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      feel better Kathleen...we still need to go to Carolinas!

      March 16, 2013

  • Irma

    Are you ready for wandering? I am! If you have any questions, please text my cell[masked]-9470. We might be able to squeeze in one vehicle. I will bring a cooler with beverages and some chips for the brave Soles. :-) St. Patty's ideas? I am thinking taking the Light Rail to Mill Avenue in Tempe. We will discuss tomorrow. Maybe other Soles who are not hiking would like to join in St. Patty's celebration and have other ideas.

    March 15, 2013

  • Irma

    Hi everyone! Even though it is going to be toasty hot, I look forward to seeing everyone Saturday. If the group stays this size, we can carpool in 2 vehicles. Please comment here if you have any questions.

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Working :(
    Always working.

    March 10, 2013

  • Irma

    I wanted to put this on the calendar even though I am still gathering information. Let's wander!

    March 9, 2013

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  • Irma
    Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Jeff
  • Ronald H.
    Assistant Organizer
  • A former member

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