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PASS MTN. FITNESS HIKE;
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012 @ 5:15 P.M.
RSVP DEADLINE; TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012 @ 5:15 P.M.
Facilitator: David A.
Length: 4 miles +/-
Rating: Easy to Moderate
Elevation Gain: 800 feet +/-
Dog friendly?; Yes, unless its still too hot.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.
BRING A LIGHT, & WATER.
MEET-UP LOCATION: Drive to Meridian Rd. (east of Mesa), head north on it until it ends at a trailhead. We will begin our hike here. (Go to “maps.google.com” and paste in, “E. McDowell & N. Meridian Rd., Mesa, AZ”. That is the trailhead location.)
TIME: We’ll meet in time to leave promptly at 5:15 p.m.
Come get your work-out in the Usery Mtns, east of Mesa, at your own pace, working at your own level.
This is an out and back hike, about 4 miles +/-, with and elevation change about 800 feet +/-.
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.
This is a rocky, hilly trail that is uphill going, and downhill coming back. Good workout.
You can go at any pace you wish, but there is one junction in the trail (early on) that you want to take careful note of, so you don’t miss it coming back, in the dark, if you have chosen to come back alone.
Some hikers may be keeping a fairly fast pace.