Big Dipper (East of Crown King)

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
Leader: Jeff
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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  • gary b.

    I will meet @ Pyle

    May 3, 2013

  • Mark G.

    Sorry Jeff, can't get free for this one. Sorry for late notice. Take pictures as I have read this is a cool place. Mark

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I have to miss this one. Studying has to come before play this time.

    May 1, 2013

  • Lynne C.

    We will be at Denny's

    May 1, 2013

  • Ronald H.

    I'll be at pyle..

    May 1, 2013

  • Jeff

    Hi Bradshaw Bunch. The weather is looking great for this hike. Please let me know which location you plan to meet us at (Pyle or Denny’s). Thanks

    May 1, 2013

  • Lynne C.

    3 Adults

    April 21, 2013

  • Irma


    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What do you suggest for bush wacking tools?

    March 30, 2013

    • Jeff

      Hi Hope, I would just recommend wearing appropriate clothing to protect yourself such as a long sleeve shirt and pants. Convertible pants (zip-off legs) work well for hikes like this.

      March 30, 2013

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