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Small pre-hike group to Picacho Peak.

  • 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.

Must Haves:

  • 3+ liters of water
  • Snack food
  • Sunscreen
  • Durable hiking shoes/boots
  • Gloves!!!
  • Money to help pay car fee
  • Inhaler if your Asthmatic.
  • Knee brace if you have bad knees

Hope to see you all!

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  • Helen

    December 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great team leader and hikers

    November 25, 2012

  • Paul Y.

    Fun Hike :D

    November 25, 2012

  • Teri T.

    Was nice to be up on P-Peak again especially with a great group of fellow hikers.

    November 25, 2012

  • Amy

    unique hike; thank you

    November 25, 2012

  • Jo S.

    I'll be at the trailhead by 9:00. My cell #[masked] if you need to get ahold of me..

    November 24, 2012

  • Paul Y.

    Amy, will pick you up on the way. [masked]

    November 11, 2012

    • Teri T.

      Leaving kind of early. Are you going straight to the trailhead or the Starbucks at Cortaro?

      November 24, 2012

    • Paul Y.

      Its about an hour drive to Starbucks from Sabino Canyon.

      November 24, 2012

  • Teri T.

    I just sent an email on time and the address of where we are meeting. Can those coming please confirm if your meeting at the trailhead or Starbucks.

    November 24, 2012

    • Paul Y.

      C U @ Starbucks

      November 24, 2012

  • Jo S.

    Is 8:00 the Walmart time or Picacho time? Glad it's not just me who isn't sure!

    1 · November 24, 2012

    • Teri T.

      Walmart/Starbucks time.

      November 24, 2012

  • Jo S.

    Ok, I'm confused (too much turkey?). Where is everyone meeting and at what time? I live in Catalina, so it's easiest for me to take Tangerine to I-10 and head up to Picacho from there..

    1 · November 24, 2012

    • Teri T.

      You're welcome to meet at Hunter Trailhead about 8:50am. We will start hiking at 9am

      November 24, 2012

  • Helen

    I'm wondering too about where we meet. I'm going to the Walmart site if I don't hear otherwise.

    November 24, 2012

  • Teri T.

    Those on the waiting list your welcome to meet us at the meet up location or Pichacho peak at 9ish. We'll figure out from there.

    November 22, 2012

  • Barry

    If l get in for hike l have a park pass.

    November 18, 2012

  • Teri T.

    Looks like we are full. Since I can take 3 and Paul can take 4. Once we get to the meetup location we all figure out the carpooling. Can't wait!

    November 11, 2012

  • Amy

    Paul or anyone else; may I catch a ride with you? I live off of glenn b/w swan and craycroft. [masked]-1300. Thank you

    November 11, 2012

  • Paul Y.

    I can drive, have room for 4 people. I will be coming from Sabino Canyon

    November 11, 2012

  • Teri T.

    I have room for only 3 people but I can fit one more but not comfortably. If someone can drive the other two that will be great. Don't forget there's a $7 fee per vehicle and to bring money to help pay for fee and gas.

    November 11, 2012

  • Gregg W.

    I would have went but I just finished making other plans. Thank you for offering.

    November 10, 2012

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