Description: Escape the heat with cool climate and cold microbrew. Once again we will kick off this get-a-way with is a search for a WWII B-18 bomber which crashed into the San Francisco Peaks back in 1941. This year a more direct route will be taken which was closed off last year. We’ll start at the Snowbowl lodge and hike part way up a ski route. The crash report is vague on the B-18’s location but hunting for it is half the fun anyway. Following the hike, it’s off to downtown Flagstaff for our 11th annual pub crawl. To make for a more relaxed trip, we’ll stay at a hotel in Flagstaff near the pubs Friday night. Saturday morning, we’ll hunt for the B-18 then return to the hotel to shower and change. At 7pm the crawling begins. The plan is to meet at Beaver Street Brewery, hit some more pubs then “crawl” back to the hotel. We’ll return Sunday. See pictures (http://www.meetup.com/Wandering-Soles-Hiking/photos/9747252/#139993932) from last year. Arrangements can be made if you want to meet up with us at any point. This event is limited to paid members and their guests. See Membership and Dues (http://www.meetup.com/Wandering-Soles-Hiking/pages/Membership_and_Dues/).
Cost: Your own food and drink along with your share of lodging and carpooling. For the lodging, 3 hotel rooms have been reserved at the Hyland Country Inn which is walking distance from the pubs. Each room has 2 queen beds and cost $99 + tax. If saving cost is preferred, the rooms can sleep up to 4 people. In the past, it has usually been 3 per room where someone gets the floor.
Difficulty: Moderate (http://www.meetup.com/Wandering-Soles-Hiking/pages/Hike_Difficulty_Definitions/), Total Distance: Approx 4 miles
Start Elevation: 9300 ft. Elevation Gain: Approx 1500 ft.
Drive Time: 2 hours, Water to Bring: 2-3 liters.
Meeting Time/Place: 6:00 p.m. Pyle Recreation Center, 6:45 p.m. I17 & Bell Denny’s
Estimated Return Time: (http://www.meetup.com/Wandering-Soles-Hiking/pages/Hike_Difficulty_Definitions/) 1pm Sunday
RSVP By: Wednesday, July 10, 10pm, Thurs, July 11, 10pm (hike only)
Special Instructions: Do either or both events. You will need lunch for the hike. We will stop at Subway on the way to the trailhead.
Hike Weather (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=35.32664&lon=-111.69898&site=fgz&smap=1&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text)
Flagstaff Weather (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Flagstaff+AZ+USAZ0068:1:US)
Not sure what to bring? Checklists are available here (http://www.meetup.com/Wandering-Soles-Hiking/files/).
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