Okay, here it is: all SEVEN of the Seven Summits. For information on the Seven Summits, go to http://phoenix.gov/recreation/rec/parks/preserves/specials/summit/index.html
This website is for 2012, but we'll use it as a guide for training for 2013.
We plan to complete all seven today; that means we'll keep a brisk pace. Please understand if we cannot wait for slower hikers. Not recommended for beginners - you want to be very fit for these.
***If you'd like to join for one of any of these seven legs, please sign up, and let me know where you'll join us. I've outlined my best guess of our timing at each parking trailhead; text me if you're joining and we'll confirm timing: 602 538 9301.
6:00 am (ack!) First Leg and Second Leg: Summit #1: Holbert Trail Head to Dobbins Lookout: 1000 ft elevation gain; 4++ miles return. To find the trailhead, turn left right after the gate and follow the road to just about the end - GO PAST THE EDUCATION CENTER. Near the washrooms - look for my red lexus. Summit #2: Las Lomitas/Ranger/National: 1000 ft elevation gain: 4+ miles return
10:00 am Third & Fourth Legs: Summit #3: Piestawa Peak: 1190 ft elevation gain; 2.5 miles return and Summit #4: Mojave 308 ft elevation gain; 1.2 miles return.
12:00 noon: Fifth Leg: Lookout Mountain:3.2 miles and 475 ft gain
2:00 pm: Sixth and Seventh Legs: North Mountain: 2.3 miles and 614 ft gain and
Shaw Butte: 5.2 miles and 670 ft gain
5:00 pm: Finish!!! Time for pizza, beer, and cool pool:)
Total: 22-23 miles