Mt. Wrightson - Advanced / Dog Friendly

In spite of nearly 2 years of frequent hiking around Tucson, I still have not climbed Mt Wrightson -- time to rectify that!

Distance: Around 11 miles roundtrip
Elevation Gain: Over 4000'
Dogs: bring one! But be sure it can manage the hike

This hike is not suitable for beginners (human or canine).  Hikers & dogs should be in good physical condition. This is a strenuous, all day hike.

For a full hike description and directions to the trailhead, please see the Sierra Club's Tucson Trail Guide description here:  http://arizona.sierraclub.org/trail_guide/hike20.htm. But note that we're not following this exact route, we'll ascend via Old Baldy (instead of Vault Mine).

We'll meet for carpooling at the Starbuck's in the shopping mall at I19 and Irvington Rd, at about 7am. We will depart at 7:15am promptly, I don't want to keep anyone waiting at the trailhead. Directions: I19 south to Irvington Rd, go west on Irvington and turn left into the mall at the first light west of the freeway overpass - there is a Chevron right there. After turning in, take the first right down to the Starbuck's, which is tucked behind the McDonald's. I'll be hanging around outside the Starbuck's, looking like a hiker!

If you'd prefer to meet at the trailhead, please be there at 8am. We'll start the hike from the Roundup trailhead, which is at the end of the main Madera Canyon road. Look for me at the upper end of the parking area, where the Old Baldy trail starts

If you will be at the carpool location, please say so in your RSVP so we know to wait for uou. But, note that I give only 5min grace so please try to be there before 7:15am.

Bring

-3+ liters of water
-full lunch and snacks
-sun protection
-Layers, it may be cool up top, and there's a storm coming in the next day

Hike at your own risk

Final Note
If you can't make it, please update your RSVP, even if it's at the last minute. This warns me not to wait for you, and allows anyone on the waitlist to come. If you change your mind about the hike, update your RSVP as early as you can. If you are coming but running late, call me on [masked].

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  • Bob

    My cell is [masked]

    April 8, 2013

  • Bob

    R u on road

    April 8, 2013

  • Bob

    Where is sarnoff

    April 8, 2013

  • Bob

    Rachel, I would like to carpool also. I am leaving my house(Catalina hwy and tanque verde) a little before 6 am. If you get this message tonight or before i leave in am and are between me and the starbucks, let me know. If i dont hear from you i'll see you at stsrbucks. Bob

    April 7, 2013

    • Rachel

      I live near Broadway and Sarnoff

      April 8, 2013

  • Bob

    Sorry for late reply, just got in from L.A. 30 min ago.

    April 7, 2013

  • George C.

    My schedule changed, hate to miss this.

    April 7, 2013

  • Rachel

    I'd like to carpool if anyone is interested :)

    April 7, 2013

    • Maurice E.

      btw this is standard for carpooling to a trail head- everybody meeting at one place- otherwise chaos ensues as I suspect happened for the Wasson hike...

      April 7, 2013

    • Rachel

      Chaos? It was a lovely hike and there was plenty of parking :)

      April 7, 2013

  • Maurice E.

    I will be at Starbucks for carpooling

    April 7, 2013

  • Patrick S.

    Looks like it'll be just me and Michael carpooling. If anyone else is planning to meet us at Starbucks, let me know.

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sprained ankle can't make it

    April 7, 2013

  • nancy

    I will not make this hike, enjoy

    April 6, 2013

  • linda k.

    Oops, RSVP'd yes when should have been No. Thank you.

    April 1, 2013

    • Michael F.

      Planning to meet at the carpool location and would prefer to drive.

      April 2, 2013

    • Patrick S.

      Linda, since there's someone waiting, I have changed your rsvp to 'no'.

      April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it

    April 2, 2013

  • nancy

    great a Monday Hike. I will have my golden Alex

    April 1, 2013

  • Molly

    hopefully I can borrow my friends doggy foe this hike!

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to but I need to get a few hikes under my (and my dogs) belts before an all day one like this.

    April 1, 2013

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