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Arizona Trail between Gordon Hirabayashi and Hutch's Pool

Hike Distance: ~12 miles roundtrip
Elevation Gain: ~1500 feet cumulative, mostly on the way back
Hiking Time: ~ 6 hours +/-

Let's hike a part of the Arizona Trail! I've never done this portion before, so if you have, please let me know if you'd be willing to co-lead this hike. I have a map but no prior experience on this trail. Adventure time!

Meet at LeBuzz Cafe at 9am for carpool to Gordon Hirabayashi Recreation Site trailhead. LeBuzz is on the NE corner of Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway next to Safeway.

My hiking pace is medium (~2.5 mph). Experienced hikers who can stay with a group going at this pace only please.

Please Bring: full lunch and snacks, 3+ liters water, sun protection, warm layers that can be easily removed and added.

Current temp is forecasted at a high of 70 on Saturday. Beautiful.

Carpools will need $5 one day or $20 annual Catalina Mountain pass to park at trail head.

Please email me with any questions. No dogs please.

Hike at your own risk.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow great views on this section of the Arizona Trail! Enjoyed lunch at Hutch's Pool plenty of water. Enjoyed hiking wiith the snowbird from Canada and Karen the Himalaya trekker.

    1 · January 20, 2013

  • Bob W.

    Thanks Robert !

    AWESOME Hike and... I "almost" kept up ;-)
    Great group of people -- led by an experienced leader into a Beautiful spot -- on a near Perfect day.

    Very Nice Indeed !


    1 · January 19, 2013

  • Gary L.

    Thanks Robert . Great hiking group it was a pleasure to hike with you all . Thanks

    1 · January 19, 2013

  • Robert

    Great weather for hiking; only a few patches of snow around Prison Camp. Plenty of water flowing in the creeks, and at Hutch's Pool; too cold for swimming, but okay for a little wading. This was a fantastic group of fit, and interesting hikers. It was a pleasure to share the day with you. Thank you!

    January 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice hike with a great group of hikers... and an amazing swimming hole.

    1 · January 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bob- are you going swimming if any one else does? You are pretty safe since I am not able to go this time.

    January 18, 2013

    • Bob W.

      Hmm... I thought everyone knew that I have a standing credo: " If anyone else goes swimming -- I will also go in" Now, with that said, hopefully no one else will be silly enough to try the icy water tomorrow. I will bring my swimsuit ( Just in case ;-0 ) -- Bob

      January 18, 2013

  • Sarah

    Thanks to Robert for offering to help us with our navigation. He is familiar with the Arizona Trail.

    1 · January 16, 2013

  • Sarah

    Hi Angie, if a spot opens up on the hike, you will automatically be added to the event since you're the first person on the waiting list. There is a good chance a spot will open up!

    January 16, 2013

  • Paul

    Sarah, there was a little snow on the trail near Gordon Hirabayashi yesterday when I was up there. Though with the weather turning warmer it should all be gone by Saturday. Well either gone or bring some gloves for some great snowball snow! :-)

    2 · January 14, 2013

  • Batsheva

    FYI, there are no more fees, passes to purchase...that is finished now and all these parks are free.

    2 · January 14, 2013

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