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Wind Cave Hike (East Mesa)

  • Mar 20, 2013 · 4:30 PM
  • Starbucks

Description: This is a short 3-mile hike in Usery Pass Park. It is a great after work fitness hike with 800 ft elevation gain in 1.5 miles. It is an in and out hike: 1.5 miles up and 1.5 miles down. At the top, there are nice views of Mesa and the valley and the fountain in Fountain Hills if it is going off. If you are still going up when the group comes down - please turn around at that point to stay with the group (unless you have driven your own car - and want to finish the hike alone). Optional drinks after the hike on a local restaurant patio which is close the Starbucks at which we are meeting.
Difficulty: Easy, Total Distance: 3.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 800 ft. Water to Bring: 1 liter
Drive Time: 10 minutes or less from the Starbucks meeting place
Meeting Time/Place: 4:30 pm, Location Starbucks at 2832 N Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85215 - Please be on time.
Estimated Hiking Time: 1 hour to 1.5 hours
Leader: Ginny and Sunshine
Special Instructions: $6 needed for park entrance. It is per car - so let's load the cars up. I can take 3 people. ALSO, I recommend a head lamp since we are hiking near the sunset hour.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This was another great hike. Nice people to hike with. Weather was just right. Great thing to do after work.

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike, super people, really fun!

    March 20, 2013

  • Sunshine

    Great group. Thanks everyone for coming. I enjoyed meeting you all!

    March 20, 2013

  • Peggy P.

    We have a park pass so we can meet at the Starbucks and carpool in. Or meet you at the trail head. Just let us knew what the group waits to do.

    March 20, 2013

    • Sunshine

      Whoops just got this. Already at Starbucks!

      March 20, 2013

    • Sunshine

      Leaving Starbucks now. Hope you are at the trailhead!

      March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Could I meet you at the park entrance since I live out that way?

    March 16, 2013

    • Sunshine

      The park doesn't like people parking in the lot by the visitor center. You can do it but it would be at your own risk. Please RSVP and then let me know where/what you want to do. Correct - We should be to the park about 4:45.

      March 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      trailhead 4:45 thanks looking forward to it

      March 20, 2013

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