Flatlanders looking for another hike.

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mortcom
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Flatlanders looking for another hike.

Post by mortcom » Dec 27 2016 6:31 pm

In AZ for the week. We hiked to 5024 above flatiron on Monday. We're staying in fountain hills with the in-laws and hoping to do another hike before we leave on Saturday. Any suggestions? Less driving/ more hiking preferred. I love this site!

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Re: Flatlanders looking for another hike.

Post by rcorfman » Dec 27 2016 9:14 pm

@mortcom
You might try something in McDowell Mountain Regional Park
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Re: Flatlanders looking for another hike.

Post by Al_HikesAZ » Dec 27 2016 9:19 pm

@mortcom
Wow = that is a 5. Maybe over the mountain to Tom Thumb from the Gateway. Some exercise but not up to your challenge. Or you can head up the Beeline to Ballantine Trail.
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Re: Flatlanders looking for another hike.

Post by mortcom » Dec 27 2016 10:13 pm

My 13 yr. old son and I will definitely turn it down a notch or two. My 50 plus bones are feeling it. McDowell mountain park may well fill the bill. We will also be back in March so I'm stockpiling ideas. :-)

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Re: Flatlanders looking for another hike.

Post by Tough_Boots » Dec 28 2016 6:48 am

If you're staying in Fountain Hills, you might try Ballantine-- the eastern trailhead is right on the 87.

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