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Hike Granite Mountain (MSP)
GRANITE MOUNTAIN Loop and Scenic Day Hike - McDowell Sonoran Preserve Sat, Jan. 20 Leader: Denise Osborne ( Length: Approx. 6-7 miles Phone: 480-241-9297 Rating: Easy - moderate Elev change: 330 ft. MEET at the trailhead, Granite Mountain Trailhead, 31402 North 136th St, 8:00 AM Look for Denise's Blue Honda CRV and a gaggle of hiker-looking folks standing around This hike is a combination of the Long Look Hike, a short scenic view hike which starts on the Bootlegger Trail for 0.7 miles, then turns onto the Saddlehorn Trail for 0.2 miles. We then meet the Granite Mountain Loop trail which at 0.2 miles meets the Scenic View. We will check out the views across the Verde River Valley to the Mazatzal Mountains and then return to the Loop trail and continue around Granite Mountain. We will see some incredible rock formations, a canyon and saguaros and return to the trail-head via the Saddlehorn and Bootlegger Trails. Please allow some time to join the group for late lunch/refreshments at a local establishment after the hike.

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Welcome to Friends Camping, Hiking and Outdoor Club. Although new to meetup, we are not a new club. Over our 25+ year history we have organized over 625 outings in 8 states as well as Mexico. We have hiked in Glacier National Park, Yosemite, The Grand Canyon, The John Muir Trail, Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands and Grand Gulch, UT. - Canyon de Chelly and Chaco Canyon; just to name a few.

Our goal is to provide that 'boost' that we all need to get out there and really SEE Arizona and all it has to offer.

We offer activities for all levels - from Beginner to Advanced - so you're sure to find something to tickle your fancy.

An annual membership in Friends Hiking Club is just $15.00 ($16.75 if paid through Meetup) , or if you'd rather, the per-hike fee is $5.00. Annual dues may be mailed to "FHC - 50 East Myrna - Tempe, Az. 85284" -please include your email address!

If you are interested in learning more about our Club, click the 'About Us' link or to peruse the currently planned outings or find out about the monthly meetings, please check the 'calendar' link and/or visit our website;

We look forward to seeing you on the trail soon!
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