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Nearly Full Moon Hike

This is a beautiful hike (literally!) on the closest Saturday to the March 27th Full Moon. The forecast is for clear skies. The moon rises at 3:22pm and sets at 3:56am, so at the time of this hike it will be bright and well above the horizon. It should be a great time for a moonlit hike! In addition to the moon, there are wonderful views of the city lights.

The place is at the northeast corner of South Mountain. We'll start at 6:15pm, just before the 6:42pm sunset. We'll begin on the Javelina trail, hiking west up to the northern ridge of South Mountain. We'll get to the ridge just as it is getting dark, and then we hike east along the Ridgeline trail for a beautiful view of the moon and the city lights. After a while we drop down to the Beverly Canyon trail, then loop around to the cars.

The total distance is about 4 miles. It takes about 2.5 hours. Perhaps a little less. Afterwards, those of us who want to socialize a bit more will meet for dinner and/or drinks at Rustler's Rooste (it will be a little late for dinner -- about 9pm). The Rooste is a Phoenix original. It's been there forever and is very unique. It also has a beautiful view of the city lights.

Trail descriptions and maps can be found here:

http://phoenix.gov/parks/trails/locations/south/hiking/index.html

Rustler's Rooste has this web page:

http://www.rustlersrooste.com/

We meet at the 46th street parking lot. To get there, go to 46th street & baseline, and take 46th street south. The street dead-ends quickly at the parking lot. If the parking lot is full, it's OK to park in most places along 46th street.

Bring water, and a flashlight (for emergencies). Personally, I like to hike this with just the moonlight. It's more romantic that way! :-)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    First time on a Moon lit hike! It was different and I LOVE different! Thanks, Ross!

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Hike !

    March 23, 2013

  • Ross M.

    Thanks everyone for coming! I had a lot if fun. FYI, Abbey and I went up to Rustler's Rooste afterwards, and I've never seen it so crowded. It's a *big* place, and it was packed with an hour wait. Maybe the private party on the outdoor patio and the live band had something to do with that. We ended up at claim jumper instead. (which was awesome! Abbey knows what to order there!)

    March 23, 2013

  • Ross M.

    I planned on waiting at least 10 minutes. If we don't wait a few minutes, we'll be too early for the best view of the lights!

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running a few minutes late. Go on without me… I can probably find you guys

    March 23, 2013

  • Paul

    Traffic. Dont wait 4 me. Ill catch up

    March 23, 2013

  • Ross M.

    Thanks Lisa, I think we will! I hope your multiple morning adventures were awesome! By the way, I owe you $5. Don't let me forget when we next meet.

    March 23, 2013

    • Lisa

      Hikers were cool - all no shows from having fun in az for the festival. Just Leana and I.

      March 23, 2013

  • Lisa

    Have fun tonight!

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I haven't done one yet :)

    March 17, 2013

  • Ross M.

    You're really into the moon Abbey! I see you're doing the same hike again on Wednesday!

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Finally! I can't wait! Thank you for scheduling this!

    March 17, 2013

  • Ross M.

    My first event! Very exciting! :-)

    March 16, 2013

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