Aug 30, 2015 · 7:00 AM
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Black Range Crest Trail (trail 79). The trailhead is at Emery Pass (on highway 152). Trail 79 is well maintained and easy to follow. This is an in-and-out hike, with the round trip approximately 8 miles. This trail is rated by the forest service as easy to moderate. Will be on the trail for about 4 hours.
The hike is in the Gila National Forest. Much of the trail is shaded by trees. Though it's a long drive, but the deep forest, cool weather, fresh air, much of this make it worth.
Travel time is about 2 hours with a pit stop at Hillsboro.
It's a 100 mile drive.
Please contribute towards gas to whomever you are riding with.
Bring a snack or lunch and a gallon of water.
Have a full tank of gas before you come to the meeting place.
Eat breakfast and coffee before you arrive.
We will meet at 6:45 am to arrange for carpooling and leave at 7:00 am.
The roundtrip will take about 8 hours. We want to leave on time so we can be home by 3:00, before the afternoon storms catch us.