Nov 25, 2012 · 8:00 AM
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I will like to take a small group, about 6 hikers, to Picacho Peak before the huge group trip on December 1st. Anyone on the waiting list or counldn't RSVP you are welcome to join me. If I can get one other person to help carpool that will be great.
P.S. Those who already RSVPed for Nov. 25th via email I've added you to the attending list but if you can't make it please update your RSVP
Here's the information on what to expect on Picacho Peak
Winner of the 2012 "Best of Phoenix" Winter Hike Picacho Peak offers a beautiful 360 degree views from the top. Unfortunately getting up there isn't as easy as everyone thinks. This popular short 4 miles RT hike proves time and again as being the most unique and challenging climbs I've ever done.
This hike isn't for everyone. And I couldn't stress this enough... This is a difficult strenuous hike with steep climbs. At multiple points on the hike you will need to use upper body strength just to pull yourself up on cables and hand rails. Also there are areas you are standing on steel beams because there isn't anything else to stand on. So if your fearful of heights or falling this isn't the hike for you, unless you want to conquer that fear in one hike.
For more information log on to http://azstateparks.com/Parks/PIPE/index.html
There is a $7 per car charge, so if your carpooling bring money to help pay fee.
We will meet at the Walmart parking lot nearest to the Starbucks on Cortaro and I-10 and carpool to Picacho Peak. Look for me parked in a Silver Jeep Liberty with a Trenta Black Tea in hand.
Plan for it to take about 3.5 to 4 hours total. The drive there and back about 1 hour and the hike about 2.5 to 3 hours.
- 3+ liters of water
- Snack food
- Durable hiking shoes/boots
- Money to help pay car fee
- Inhaler if your Asthmatic.
- Knee brace if you have bad knees
Hope to see you all!