Please note the change for this MeetUp:
We will be going to the Botanical Gardens prior to the hike at Papago. This will allow us to see the butterfly exhibit which is open from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.
We will meet at the foot bridge entrance of the Botanical Gardens at 3:00.
The Botanical Gardens is FREE from 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm today.
Pets are not allowed in the Botanical Gardens so please leave your pets at home for this one.
After we will have fun at hiking at Papago Park. This hike is rated EASY. We will meet at the trail head at 5:00 pm. We will hike the double butte trail along with climbing around and on the buttes. It is up to you how much you want to climb. You're encouraged to bring a camera and must bring at least 2 liters of water per person and sturdy hiking footwear.
This hike is cross posted with TrailMix.
DISTANCE: 3 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 250 ft
DURATION: 3 1/2 hours includes optional activities
DOGS: Yes, if leashed.
FACILITIES: There are no bathrooms at trail head so be sure to use the facilities before leaving the Botanical Gardens.
DIRECTIONS: Use this address for GPS: 1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008. The closest cross street in McDowell and Galvin. The entrance is at the rotary, follow the entrance and park.
Remember, as always YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.
Marshall will be your host for this event.