National Trail Challenge - South Mountain

  • December 19, 2009 · 7:30 AM

NATIONAL TRAIL TREK - South Mountain Park Day Hike Saturday, December 19th Leader: Randy Baker ([masked]) Length: 14 miles (
or less* ) Phone: [masked] Rating: Moderate Elevation Change: +/- 1000’
We will meet near the park Saturday at 7:30 AM - You must PHONE the hike leader BEFORE WED. DEC 16th to RSVP and confirm the meeting place. Also confirm if you are not doing the full distance.
Don't be a 'flake'..... please clear your schedule BEFORE you RSVP 'yes' and honor your commitment. Starting from the east end of the National Trail at the Marcos De Niza Trailhead parking area, we will hike 7 miles west to the Telegraph Pass Trail junction. Here we will stop for lunch. Then we will continue west in solitude for an additional 7 miles to the LAVEEN AREA trailhead and our shuttle vehicles.
Shorter distance option: Hikers who prefer a shorter distance are welcome to join us and hike as far as they like, then return to the starting trailhead.
AGAIN, LET THE HIKE LEADER KNOW IF YOU ARE NOT DOING THE THE FULL DISTANCE, SO WE KNOW HOW MANY SHUTTLE CARS TO PLAN FOR. Along the way we will see Native American pictographs, historic ruins and great city views. Be sure to bring water and lunch.
After the hike and shuttle, we may 'partake' at a nearby watering hole.
Please note: Several volunteer shuttle drivers are needed for this hike to work as intended - please volunteer.

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  • kurt

    This may have been the 'hike of the year'!
    Weather was fantastic and it was well-planned as well. Major kudos to Randy for planning this wonderful hike.

    December 21, 2009

  • Moovyoaz

    Thanks to everyone who attended, especially the shuttle drivers (Kurt, Don, Steve, Bill, and Paula). Without the extra effort given by them, this hike wouldn't have been possible. Members like that is what makes this club great!

    December 19, 2009

  • Bill P.

    I will be happy to volunteer as a shuttle driver if they are still needed. Just let me know.

    November 16, 2009

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