Description: Located on the eastern slopes of the Bradshaw Mountains, the Big Dipper is a hidden oasis with a perennial waterfall. Starting at the Algonquin trailhead, we will quickly descend down the trail until we hit Poland Creek. From here, the remaining part of our journey to the falls is off trail. Though less than 4 miles, this hike is fairly strenuous due to rough terrain.
Difficulty: Moderate, Total Distance: 3.8 miles
Start Elevation: 5400 ft., Elevation Gain: 1100 ft.
Drive Time: 1.75 hours from Denny’s, Water to Bring: 2-3 liters
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00am Pyle Recreation Center, 8:45am I17 & Bell Denny’s
Estimated Return Time: 5:30pm to Denny’s with no stop driving back
Minimum Attendees Required: 4
RSVP By: Friday, May 3, 7pm
Special Instructions: Bring lunch. Be prepared for some steep sections, bush whacking and possibly wet feet. If up for it, we can stop at the Rock Springs Cafe for dinner/pie on the way back.
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