HELL’S GATE BACKPACK
Sat - Sun, Mar 30 - 31
Leader: Craig Barnett ([masked])
Length: 14 to 16 miles R/T
Rating: Moderate Plus
To carpool to the starting point, meet in the north end of the Target parking lot, 16825 E. Shea Blvd, 7:00 AM
This OVERNIGHT TRIP should be a great backpack. We will access this hike from the Payson side. This 8-mile trail into Hell’s Hole is, for the first four miles, either a narrow trail or an old dirt road. Either the trail or the road will get you to the edge of the wilderness area which is marked by a sign about four miles into the hike. Overall, the hike is pretty strenuous (up and down), although there are some fairly long sections of relatively flat land. After you reach the four-mile mark, the trail generally descends from there into the canyon. The last .5 mile is really quite steep and loose in places.
If you like, you can bring a fishing rod to fish for your dinner.
RSVP DIRECTLY with hike leader - contact details above.
If you are current on your $15 annual membership (hike leader will have list) the hike is free - otherwise bring $5.00 cash for the hike plus ca$h for carpooling and after-hike replentishment.