New Meetup: TABLE TOP TRAIL - Southwest of Phoenix

From: kurt
Sent on: Monday, March 2, 2009 10:50 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Friends Camping, Hiking and Outdoor Club!

What: TABLE TOP TRAIL - Southwest of Phoenix

When: May 2,[masked]:30 AM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Meetup Description: TABLE TOP TRAIL - Southwest of Phoenix
Saturday, May 2nd
Leader: Rich Flammang ([address removed])
Length: 7 miles
Phone: [masked]
Rating: Moderate/Difficult
MEET in I-HOP rear (north) parking lot, NW corner of Ray Rd. and I-10, 6:30 AM
Members who have paid their $15.00 annual membership are free.
Non-paid hikers may either join or pay the per-hike fee of $3.00.
Please read the message board about membership & carpooling guidelines.
We will hike Table Top trail to the summit of Table Top Mountain, which is located 45 miles southwest of Phoenix. The elevation change will be 1900 ft as we climb to the summit at 4300 ft. The hike begins as a pleasant stroll through a magnificent saguaro forest. The section wanders up a gentle valley between rugged low hills. From here the trail will begin to climb. Once at the top of Table Top the Bradshaw Mountain will be visible to the north and the Santa Catalina and Santa Rita Mountains to the southeast. Along the way, we may see Cooper?s hawk, red-tailed hawk, prairie falcon, Gambel?s quail, or turkey vultures. Mule deer, javelina, desert bighorn sheep, coyote, and antelope jackrabbits are also present within this 43,400-acre wilderness.
Bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen and a hat, it?ll be warm!

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