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Aztec Peak - BBQ after the hike - with optional camping

  • Apr 26, 2014 · 7:00 AM



Sat, Apr 26

Leader:  Kim Hemmersbach  ([masked])   

Length:  7 miles R/T

Phone:  [masked]   

Rating:  Moderate

MEET in Home Depot’s Parking Lot, Power Rd & Superstition Springs, 7:00 am    Elev Change:  + 1,550 ft 

We will carpool about 220 miles round-trip >

We will be hiking to the summit of Aztec Peak which is the highest peak in the Sierra Ancha wilderness at 7,748 feet.  Along the way, we will see the Workman Creek Falls -  let's hope there is water, and we will also the Peterson Ranch which is home to an apple orchard (will sadly not be in-season). 

Once we ascend to the peak, there is a lookout tower and we will be blessed with a 360 degree view. Amazing! 

Immediately following the hike we will have a BBQ at/near the trailhead. Please bring something to burn, your favorite beverage and a chair!!

Some will be car-camping near Aztec after the hike to escape the Valley's oppressive heat – if you want, bring your camping gear!  

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Adventurous! Warming BBQ! Great Sunday adventure as well!

    April 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is my dog Cinna welcome? She is an excellent hiking companion, well behaved, trail savvy...
    How far is the drive?
    Anyone up for going Friday eve and car camp before the hike?

    April 17, 2014

    • kurt

      Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome.From Phoenix: Take Hwy 60 (Superstition Freeway) east 75 miles to Globe/Miami. Turn left (northwest) onto Hwy and drive 14 1/2 miles to intersection with Hwy 288. Take Hwy 288 towards Young. In about 4 1/2 miles you will cross the Salt River Bridge. Pass by FR203, also known as Cherry Creek another 2 1/2 miles further up the road. Follow Hwy 288 past the Parker Creek Trail #160 southern trailhead near the paved/gravel road transition. Hwy 288 will soon gain considerable elevation through a series of switchbacks. Continue a total of 25 1/4 miles on Hwy 288 from the Hwy 188 intersection until you reach FR487 at near mile marker 284. Travel east on FR487 roughly parallel to Workman Creek passing the designated camp grounds "Creek Side", "Cascade", and "Falls" in sequence. At the time of this writing, FR487 is blocked near the Falls camp ground, about 2 1/2 miles from Hwy 288.

      April 20, 2014

    • kurt

      Phone Kim, the hike leader - She will have an up-to-date list of who is camping and which night(s).

      April 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Being new here, how much of water do you recommend. Will a day be sufficient if I do not intend to camp. And for camping should I carry my own stove and fuel, tent, food etc. or do we share in a group gear?

    April 13, 2014

    • kurt

      ..we call that 'car-camping'.­ So bring-what-you-may ..... That is if you intend on joining the 'campers' on Saturday night. (remember firewood)

      April 15, 2014

    • kurt

      ...that is no tent, stove, etc. is necessary on the HIKE - you may want that gear if you intend to camp with the group after the hike.

      April 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm thinking of camping. Can my Subaru Forester make it up FR487?

    March 20, 2014

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