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Table Mountain or as I like to call it "Tree'd Ramp to Nowhere"

This hike has now been moved from the 15th to the 22nd. I'm moving everyone that was attending on the 15th as attending on the 22nd. Please change you're rsvp to not going if you can't make it. Thank you for your patience.

Table Mountain is the highest peak in the Pusch Ridge trilogy of peaks. It is the northern most and looks like a huge ramp to no where. It is covered with Ponderosa Pine and shindaggers. One of which is good, the other not so much. What you get at the top are cliffs and amazing views to the north and east.

This is a difficult hike and a bushwack.

The stats are about 9 miles and 3600' elevation gain, (give or take). Most of what it takes is energy.

There are cactus, prickly things, shindaggers, and possibly falling rocks galore. This hike will draw blood!

This is an strong intermediate to advanced hike. If you are wondering if this hike is for you, it isn't. If you don't know what a bushwack is, this hike isn't for you.

Did I mention the "shindaggers"?

Bring lots of water, electrolytes, and energy food.

Hike at your own risk!

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  • Vagabond J.

    Tried a different route on the way up. Chose the wrong ridgeline which might have added a little difficulty, but overall a great hard bushwack hike. At least now I know an alternate route to the gully.

    December 27, 2012

  • Donna

    The Table served up a great hike!

    December 23, 2012

  • Mark

    Still not feeling up to it. Have fun, be careful.

    December 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I own a rain shell and warm clothes and can't go next week. Maybe I'll go by myself.

    December 14, 2012

    • Mark

      I own a warm double brick home with a fireplace, and can go next week. Maybe I will stay home and watch the U of A play a bowl game.

      December 14, 2012

    • Vagabond J.

      If I can be of any help ot.her than going with you give me a call.

      December 14, 2012

  • Mark

    Next week is good with me. Hate rainy and cold.

    December 14, 2012

  • Vagabond J.

    Don't know about anybody else, but I'm thinking about moving this to next saturday the 22nd. From what I've seen there is a very good chance of rain for much of tomorrow. When you have sunshine over 90% of the time, can't see going out on a hike like this in this type of weather. Anybody else have any ideas. Post them here or give me a call. [masked]

    December 14, 2012

    • Mark W.

      If you want to hike, I'll hike. If you want to postpone, I'll wait. Quite a large mass of green to the west on radar. If this were Ohio there would be no doubt it would rain but not familiar with what happens when these systems drift east and approach the valley.

      December 14, 2012

    • Maurice E.

      I would not like doing this hike if it the weather is going to be nasty. My 2 cents...

      December 14, 2012

  • Mark W.

    I like that there ar 16 people coming. I will be #16 in the line and by the time I come along the trail, all the needle points will either be dulled or driven into some one elses skin. I forecast no blood for the rear guard.

    December 13, 2012

    • Vagabond J.

      Yes, but if we do an "en mass" pirouette and walk backward, you'd be screwed!

      December 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    A friend of mine and I are planning a backpack up to Table soon and I was wondering if some folks in the group would be willing to help us out by caching some water during your hike on Saturday. A cache at the top of the gully would help, but one at the summit would be awesome. I could meet at the trailhead on Saturday morning with water bottles. I'd be happy to make a donation to the club in exchange for caching as well. Either respond here or I can be reached at sonoransirena (at) gmail.com Thanks!!

    December 12, 2012

    • Vagabond J.

      Hi Sirena, I could probably take some water for you. Give me a call. [masked]

      December 13, 2012

  • Stephanie P. S.

    Ye, I made it in such a short time :))) It is good to be the first on the waiting list.

    November 27, 2012

  • Stephanie P. S.

    Wow, I did not read email for one night and then I missed the chance...Just wait and see:(((

    November 27, 2012

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