Fat Man’s Pass – South Mountain Park (Phoenix)

Description: Let’s get out and burn some calories before our big Wandering Soles Bonfire Party later that day on Saturday night the 8th. Come along to see if you can squeeze through Fat Man’s Pass – a foot-wide slot between two granite boulders at South Mountain Park.  It’s only a foot wide, so hey, some of us may not make it, but we can try.

Difficulty: Easy

Total Distance: 5.8 miles

Start Elevation: 1360 ft.

Elevation Gain: 500 ft.

Water to Bring: 2 liters

Drive Time: 18 minutes

Estimated Return Time: 12:30 pm

Minimum Attendees Required: 3

Special Instructions: There are restrooms and water at the trailhead.  The trailhead is at the Pima Canyon Entrance 9904 S. 48th Street, Phoenix 85044, South Mountain Park near 48th Street & Guadalupe Rd.  I don’t plan to go to lunch after as we’ve got the bonfire party later that day.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for an awesome hike! Hope to see you all again soon!

    February 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great hike. Thanks to all the experienced hikers for being patient.

    February 8, 2014

  • Delisse G.

    What a fabulous Saturday morning. Thanks for coming out to play! And a special thanks to Gary for crashing the hike and taking it to a whole new level. That was 7.5 miles, 1200 foot elevation gain. Oops, just a tad off on that estimate.

    February 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    First time with the group, what an adventure! Nice supportive group, I am pleased that I found you and joined. Looking forward to the hike next week.

    1 · February 8, 2014

  • Martina

    Woke up feeling sick :( Not gonna make it. Have fun all!

    February 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was bringing a guest this morning but plans have changed. No guest. I will still be there. See you all soon!

    1 · February 8, 2014

  • artie

    Pyle -

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll meet you @ Pyle

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Mark G.

    Hi Delise, Debbie and I will meet at the trailhead at 8:20 PM.

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Delisse G.

    Hi Hikers, Please post to let us know if you plan to meet at 8:00 at Pyle or 8:20 at the trail head. I'm looking forward to it!

    February 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      @ Pyle

      1 · February 7, 2014

    • Martina

      Trailhead

      1 · February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hurt ankle last night on a run :(

    February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    0800 Pyle

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    i will meet 820 at the trail head

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excited about my first group hike. Bringing a guest. Do we meet at rec center @ 8?

    February 4, 2014

    • Delisse G.

      Hi Lucy, Yes, above you'll see that we are meeting at Pyle Adult Rec Center at 8:00 am on Saturday. We'll see you there!

      February 4, 2014

  • Delisse G.

    Hi All, I'm looking forward to the hike this Saturday. We're full - which is great. If you don't plan on attending, please be kind enough to cancel right away, so that those on the waiting list can attend. Otherwise, I'm looking forward to being squeezed thru this big crack in the rocks. -Delisse

    February 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry cannot make hike on Saturday.

    February 2, 2014

  • Mark G.

    One way to prove we are not fat and do not need diets is the official fat man's pass test. Delisse, if you need anything in regards to this excursion, remember I live at the trailhead. See you soon. Mark

    1 · January 27, 2014

    • Delisse G.

      Cool! I love help from more experienced members. I'm so glad you and Debbie and Brent are coming! The more boots on my backside pushing me through, the greater the likelihood of successfully passing the test.

      1 · January 27, 2014

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  • Delisse G.
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  • Mark G.
    Assistant Organizer
  • A former member
  • A former member
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