TRIPS & EVENTS
Backpacking Arizona's Mount Baldy
DATE: Jun 08, 2019 Saturday
END DATE: Jun 09, 2019 Sunday
Trip/Event Location: Phoenix AZ
Phoenix, AZ United States
Meeting Time: 7:00 AM
Max # People: 6
Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
Moderate to Strenuous
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An alpine oasis in the desert Southwest, the White Mountains were the last redoubt of the Arizona grizzly in the 1930s, and they remain a wild and inspiring landscape.
Reaching over 11,400 feet, Mount Baldy is the jewel of the White Mountains, sacred to the native Apache and offering far-flung views in all directions.
This will be a moderately strenuous one-night backpack, covering about 15 miles at high elevation at a purposeful pace, so this trip is suitable only for experienced backpackers in good condition. The leader reserves the right to qualify participants. This is a consciously low-impact outing, so carpool participation is encouraged and participants are urged to contribute to their vehicle’s shared mileage, gas and parking costs.
This trip is strictly dependent upon a favorable weather forecast. A National Weather Service forecast of rain within 72 hours of our start will cancel or re-route this trip at the discretion of the leader, as will fewer than three confirmed signups as of 8:00pm, Wednesday, June 5. This trip will be by individual commissary, and we’re not planning any shared meals, so please plan to provide your own supply of food.
Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:
We’ll meet at the Shea/SR-51 (Dreamy Draw) Park-and-Ride at 10418 N 33rd St at 7:00am (SHARP!) on Saturday morning. Sorry, we will be unable to meet hikers at the trailhead.