Mount Union Ridgeline - Snow Hike Summit Bag
Friday, February 8, 2013
Mount Union Trailhead
End of Poachers Row (1/2 Mile South of Walker Road), Prescott, AZ
Mount Union Traihead 6940'
Mount Union Summit 7979'
Tower Climb 8007'
Hike Length 1.32 Miles
Cumulative Elevation Gain 1154'
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The first 1/2 mile is fairly easy with just 200' in elevation gain.
The last 0.8 miles is where we will rack up 1000' in gain.
We will take the Deandra Trail #285 about a 1/2 mile, then take what was formerly a wildlife path and traverse the north ridgeline to summit tower.
Waterproof hiking boots or Snow shoes; waterproof gloves; ski pants; trekking poles recommended. A thermos with hot chocolate is always a great reward upon bagging the summit.
This is a rigorous workout and very challenging.
From Highway 69 take Walker Road 10.4 Miles to Potato Patch (Poachers Row); continue south on Poachers Row to its dead end which is the Mt. Union trailhead.
4WD or AWD or Snow Chains are required. If you do not have either, I would happily pick up anyone at the Walker Fire Station and shuttle to the trailhead.