Saguaro NP West: Wasson Peak loop via King Canyon & Hugh Norris

  • January 29, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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I know Mike just hiked Wasson, but that was from the other side! I'd like to hike it from the west side, up Kings Canyon and then loop back via Hugh Norris and Gould (sic) Mine trails.

Distance: About 8 miles round trip

Time: 4-5 hours hiking

Elevation Gain: About 2,000'

For more info go to: www.nps.gov/sagu/index.htm

Things to bring:

  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks

We'll meet at the Albertson's on the NE corner of Speeday & Silverbell. The parking lot is best accessed from Silverbell just north of Speedway. I'll be parked near that entrance - look for my old red Subaru Forester. There is a Starbuck's there for us coffee lovers! We can carpool over to the trailhead from there. Please try to get there a little early so we can leave at 8am; I'll be there around 7:50am.

If you'd rather meet at the trailhead, be there at 8:30am. It is on Kinney Road just north of the Desert Museum.

If you're running late at either meeting point, call me:[masked] 7559.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be making the hike tomorrow. Enjoy!

    January 28, 2013

  • Patrick S.

    It's likely I'll be on my motorcycle, so look for a battered green Kawasaki KLR650 at the Albertson's.

    January 28, 2013

  • George C.

    I'm new. just discovered where the trailhead is, rather than backtrack, I'll meet there as well.

    January 28, 2013

  • Kathy

    Hi Patrick
    I will meet you at the trailhead at 8:30am

    January 28, 2013

  • Bill

    Will plan on meeting everyone at the trailhead at 8:30am.

    January 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this an advaced hike?

    January 24, 2013

    • Patrick S.

      I'd say it's intermediate+. there's a steep section before the peak but otherwise it's not bad at all. However it is almost 2k feet of elevation gain.

      January 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Patrick. I'd better not risk it! I will wait for the next beginner hike

      January 24, 2013

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