Easy hike in Dreamy Draw

  • January 1, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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This hike is rated EASY. (But there is some gradual climbing.)

Join me for an impomptu hike on New Year's Day in the Dreamy Draw area. They say whatever you do on the first day of the new year, then you will continue doing that throughout the year (so don't be a couch potato!). We will take the #100 trail to the Mound (that's my name for it), take part of the #1A, then come back on an unmarked trail, making a big loop. Put on your sturdy hiking shoes, bring at least 2 liters of water and maybe bring a camera. Come on out and start the new year right!

DISTANCE: 2.5 to 3 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 300+ ft
TRAIL STYLE:lollipop
DURATION: 1.5 hours, maybe less
DOGS: Yes, must be leashed
FACILITIES: Bathroom and water fountain
WEBSITE: Trailmap
DIRECTIONS: AZ Route 51 to exit 7 - Northern Ave. Head east on Northern Ave and you'll immediately enter the park. Continue on the winding access rd until you reach the parking lot.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    great

    January 1, 2013

  • Terrie S

    It was great to start the new year with a group of great people on a hike!

    January 1, 2013

  • Gina

    This was my and Malcolm's first hike and we both had a great time! Looking forward to more hiking this year!

    1 · January 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well organized. Jean explained the rules of hiking and made certain that no one was left behind.

    1 · January 1, 2013

  • Jean

    Such perfect weather for our hike this morning, and what a big group! Thank you all for joining me for a new year's day hike. We started 2013 right! Hope to see you all again soon. :)

    2 · January 1, 2013

  • Jim K.

    Whow!! This is truly a blessed New Year’s Day and this morning’s Dreamy Draw hike was thee ultimate experience! What a grand way to begin 2013. Such beautiful trails you picked out, Jean. I am still amazed, and I feel as though I am on still on the hike! I am THOROUGHLY refreshed. My dreams will be fun tonight! "Sweat is the best cardiovascular agent known to man." Thank you, Jean.

    1 · January 1, 2013

  • Terrie S

    Another group of about 10 meeting ranger for a 10:00 hike so parking lot might get crowded...

    January 1, 2013

    • Jean

      Thanks Terrie, for the heads up!

      January 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I meant to do this yesterday. For liability issues, I should state this is my first hike since I was diagnosed with MS in October, my doc has cleared me to do what I wish. If anyone us uncomfortable with me hiking today, pls speak up. No hard feelings, I promise. :)

    January 1, 2013

    • Jean

      Lisa, everyone is welcome on this hike. But, I should say this hike is really easy/intermediate so it may be too challenging for you for a first hike. You be the judge....if you want to try, then go for it.

      January 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks! On my way :)

      January 1, 2013

  • tina

    Please take me off for today. Double booked for morning. Will do better. Happy New Year!

    January 1, 2013

  • Jean

    Wow, I can't believe how many have signed up! This is awesome! 2013 is going to be terrific for all of us! :)))

    1 · December 31, 2012

    • Jim K.

      Yes, Jean, and it all started from the wonderful idea that you came up with!

      January 1, 2013

    • tina

      Please remove my name from hike for today. Thanks.

      January 1, 2013

  • Kathy Q.

    Sorry I can't make it this AM. I'm to sick to hike :(

    January 1, 2013

    • Jean

      Sorry you're under the weather, feel better! We'll see you on the next hike.

      January 1, 2013

  • Terrie S

    Good morning everyone and Happy New Year! I am new to this group and this hiking area so I am very thrilled about today! The directions sound easy and spotting thirty people shouldn't be tough, but just in case, look for me via my knee high black fluffy dog who is friendly but may be too excited to visit!

    2 · January 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jean, which trails?
    THANX!

    December 30, 2012

    • Jean

      Terry, glad you asked. Let me add that to the hike description.

      December 30, 2012

  • Jim K.

    I can’t wait! C’mon New Year’s Day! This hike will be the ULTIMATE way to bring in the New Year!

    1 · December 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I look forward to getting the stitches out of my foot this week, so I can go hiking soon!

    December 30, 2012

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