Needs a location
USURY PASS; TRIPLE CROWN PEAK FITNESS HIKE;
DATE; TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, @ 4:45 P.M.
RSVP DEADLINE; TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, @ 4:45 P.M.
Facilitator: David A.
Length: 4 miles +/-
Rating: MODERATELY DIFFICULT, even at a moderate, steady pace.
DURATION; 2 HOURS
Elevation Gain: about 860 feet +/-
Dog friendly?; If it’s not too hot.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.
BRING A LIGHT, & WATER.
Bring good footgear. Light gloves recommended. Maybe a camera.
MEET-UP LOCATION: Basha’s Grocery at Ellsworth Rd. and East Brown Rd., in Mesa. Park on the west side by the wall, and close to the gas station. Trailhead is less than 5 miles from there. Free parking.
TIME: We’ll meet in time to leave promptly at 4:50 p.m.
This hike (and I named this peak; these peaks are un-named as far as I know) starts out on a gradual uphill, in a sandy wash. But then we get up on a trail and continue uphill (on-trail all the way up) to a fine peak, tallest in the area, with great 360 degree view. Since we are on the east side of this hill, we will have shade during a good portion of the hike, tho sunny at first.
A very respectable workout, this hike rates as a “fitness hike”. It is an “out-and-back” route, so if you get tired, you can sit down, and we will pick you up on the way back down.
Rattlesnakes, and other creatures capable of defending themselves, may be found throughout the desert. Pay attention to the ground in front of you and to where you place your feet and hands. Generally, we want to leave flora and fauna undisturbed.
Email, as needed with questions or comments.