Group Hike Maricopa Peak via Alta Sat 3/3

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Start Date 2018-03-03
 
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Group Hike Maricopa Peak via Alta Sat 3/3

Post by chumley » Feb 28 2018 9:07 pm

Sorry for the short notice but this Saturday let’s get together for a group hike to Maricopa Peak in the Ma Ha Tauk range of South Mountain.

It’s the first weekend of the month so the San Juan Road should be open which should provide opportunities for shuttling.

Depending on participation we can do an out n back to the peak (7mi, 1500aeg) a one way shuttle to San Juan lookout (4.4mi 1500aeg), or even a full loop (9mi, 1900ft). Let’s be flexible!

[ Maricopa Peak ]
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Edit: start time 8:30am
The start point is a small parking lot at the east end of the Alta Trail. It's on the south side of the San Juan Road about 0.6 miles from the gate that is normally closed.
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Re: Group Hike Maricopa Peak via Alta Sat 3/3

Post by joebartels » Feb 28 2018 9:41 pm

Nice, a Route Scout Pro leading the hike for anyone in need of pointers. Bonus if you have a little upper body strength to assist the pro.
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Re: Group Hike Maricopa Peak via Alta Sat 3/3

Post by chumley » Feb 28 2018 9:43 pm

@joebartels Thanks. When I can’t make it on my own I’ll accept a boost from a pretty girl. 😉
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Re: Group Hike Maricopa Peak via Alta Sat 3/3

Post by trekkin_gecko » Mar 02 2018 9:22 am

What time?

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Re: Group Hike Maricopa Peak via Alta Sat 3/3

Post by chumley » Mar 02 2018 9:34 am

Ja vi elsker dette landet

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Re: Group Hike Maricopa Peak via Alta Sat 3/3

Post by chumley » Mar 02 2018 6:24 pm

So I think a few of us will be doing the 9 mile loop as shown in the GPS track above. But we can set a shuttle too if somebody wants to just hike half the loop. That can be worked out in the morning.

But the start point is a small parking lot at the east end of the Alta Trail. It's on the south side of the San Juan Road about 0.6 miles from the gate that is normally closed.

Any questions, feel free to post here or send me a PM.
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Re: Group Hike Maricopa Peak via Alta Sat 3/3

Post by chumley » Mar 02 2018 6:25 pm

I will not be providing donuts, chocolate covered strawberries, champagne, or sparkly hats or costumes. Sorry.
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Re: Group Hike Maricopa Peak via Alta Sat 3/3

Post by joebartels » Mar 02 2018 6:41 pm

chumley wrote:or costumes
promise
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Re: Group Hike Maricopa Peak via Alta Sat 3/3

Post by chumley » Mar 02 2018 7:47 pm

joebartels wrote:
Mar 02 2018 6:41 pm
chumley wrote:or costumes
promise
](*,)
I can't. I pretty much know for sure there will be costumes. But there won't be any to share.
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Re: Group Hike Maricopa Peak via Alta Sat 3/3

Post by tibber » Mar 03 2018 8:26 pm

Good hike and thx for moseying. Great to meet Linda who set a reasonable pace for ole tibber to stay close. Thx to Todd for an occasional wait moment. And it was fun to hike with Denny who stayed with me the last two miles and nice to hike with John too. Alta to Maricopa is a real nice route and it was a nice day for it with nice people. Thx for putting it together. Film at 11... well when I upload it.
Meanwhile: igallery/image_page.php?id=5441 (I don't know how to embed)
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