Thunderbird Park, FULL SPINE
MEET UP at Vacant Lot across from 6291 West Pinnacle Peak Road (not connected to meetup)
I have been looking forward to doing this hike for over a year. I did much of it on the route shown on the photo but not as one big hike. The full hike is FOUR MILES in length. Elevation gain is 1760'. Hike is considered moderate to difficult as much of it is free style; no trails. This hike starts from around 51st Avenue and Loop 101 (near the Sikh temple) and traverses the full spine of Thunderbird Conservation park. There will be some light rock climbing. We will meet where we FINISH the hike and shuttle hikers to the start of the hike.
6AM: Meet up at the END where we complete the hike. Park on the North side of Pinnacle Peak Road near 6291 West Pinnacle Peak Road (off 67th Avenue). Do not disturb occupants at that address; they are not connected to the meet up. We will shuttle as many people as possible to the start of the hike which is off 51st Avenue and Loop 101 near the Sikh Temple. We will plan on departing about 6:15am.