Beginners hike @ Thunderbird Mountain

This will be an easy to moderate trail but we'll take it nice and show, stopping about every 1/4-1/2 mile or as needed and take a short breather.  We'll hike approx 2-4 miles. Approx 1-1.5 hrs.   Dogs welcome. I'll have mine w/me. 

The main entrance is off of 59th Ave between Pinnacle Peak & Deer Valley.

MEET: Near parking area D, between ramada's 6 & 7. 

Hike will begin promptly @ posted time, so please be on time if you want to hike with the group. 

MAP and park info - http://www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation/thunderbirdpark.cfm

RECOMMEND: Bring at least 2 liters of water, sunglasses, hat, snack, camera and an adventurous spirit. 

You can reach me @[masked] if needed 

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  • Melissa

    It was great! I met a lot of very nice people and had a long hike and great conversations. THANKS GIGI! It was a huge success and a definite "do again".

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike great people looking forward to next one....thanks for posting the pics Gigi

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What fun. Looking forward to the next hike meetup.

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Gigi

    wonderful early morning hike just after sunrise. great people! liking forward to the next time & I'll do better putting a meet location on the events. see you all next time

    December 14, 2013

  • Nora

    Hiking was awesome,

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Linda W.

    Had a great time. This was my first time going there. I thought it was great and would go again in a minute.

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    had to work today cannot make it after all.

    December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I couldn't make it.

    December 14, 2013

  • Catherine

    And old friend came into town, last minute. Won't be able to make this one. Enjoy!!!

    December 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there any park fees?

    1 · December 12, 2013

    • Gigi

      No, not at thunderbird

      December 12, 2013

  • Cindy

    Hi All,

    I am not going to make it this Saturday. Have been sick and now in my chest, making it hard to breathe. I don't think it is an ideal situation for hiking. Very disappointed. Enjoy!

    December 12, 2013

    • Gigi

      Hope you feel better and can join us next time

      December 12, 2013

  • Pat W.

    So sorry that I had to withdraw going to this .. look forward to the next opportunity ! Have fun :)

    1 · December 11, 2013

    • Gigi

      Hope to see you next time. I'm soo excited to see soo many responses that I will post another hike soon. :-)

      1 · December 11, 2013

  • Annie

    Does anybody know where the entrance to the hiking area is ?

    December 10, 2013

    • Gigi

      This map is helpful to get a picture in your head of were we're meeting. The main entrance is off of 59th Ave between Pinnacle Peak & Deer Valley.

      MEET: Near parking area D, between ramada's 6 & 7.

      December 10, 2013

    • Gigi

      December 10, 2013

  • Nora

    I do Annie Ive hiked there before.

    December 10, 2013

  • Francine M.

    I will be out of town but this is a great hike……I will be on the lookout for more events like this.

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Jane C.

    I would like to join this hike and bring my dog, Bubba. He's a bit shy for a Golden Retriever mix, so we'll see.

    1 · December 3, 2013

    • Gigi

      It's up to you. My dog didn't like people when I first got her, but she's been exposed & has gotten over that.

      December 3, 2013

  • Gail

    I hope I can come. My husbands brother is coming to town this week then his best friend next week. If I can break away I will. If I have to cancel I will do it ahead of time.

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • Annie

    I'll be bringing my dog with me. Looking forward to the hike!

    1 · December 1, 2013

    • Annie

      I have a 10 month old cava-poo. I think she will like the hike! What type of doggy do u have ?

      December 1, 2013

    • Gigi

      9 yr old German shepard mix. She loves hiking and people.

      December 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just getting back into town & need desperately to start hiking again...looking forward to it...

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • Kelly

    Hi, I love this event; would we be finished by 9ish? I have an appt at 10 and need to ensure I am not late.

    December 1, 2013

    • Gigi

      Yes, we should be

      December 1, 2013

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