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North Maricopa Mountains Loop

Posted: Feb 24 2019 6:48 pm
by joebartels
The Eagle has another wedding function. If a few or more tag along I'll hit a 16ish mile loop I have planned for the Maricopas SW of the Sierra Estrella Range. Rather easy, except a large portion is off trail. Poppies were decent a week ago.

Re: Maricopa Mountains Loop

Posted: Feb 24 2019 7:13 pm
by RowdyandMe
@joebartels
Rowdy allowed?

Re: Maricopa Mountains Loop

Posted: Feb 24 2019 7:25 pm
by joebartels
sure, just not in my truck

Re: Maricopa Mountains Loop

Posted: Feb 24 2019 7:50 pm
by RowdyandMe
@joebartels
I have my own ride and Rowdy always rides shotgun

Re: Maricopa Mountains Loop

Posted: Feb 25 2019 8:14 am
by hikerdw
Parking at the west end?

Re: Maricopa Mountains Loop

Posted: Feb 25 2019 8:51 am
by joebartels
Yes the west siide TH.
East & South motorized access to the wilderness is temporarily closed.
Borderland travel precautions are in place.
Prison west of the wilderness.
Fleeing north is allowed but there is a shooting closure.
Curb excitement, wilderness limits apply.

Re: Maricopa Mountains Loop

Posted: Feb 25 2019 8:55 am
by chumley
I was thinking of camping out there this weekend. That's a nice little campground next to the trailhead. Good to be alert though. A lot of hungry coyotes and rabid foxes last time I was there.

Re: Maricopa Mountains Loop

Posted: Feb 26 2019 9:09 am
by RowdyandMe
@joebartels
Map of the route?

Re: Maricopa Mountains Loop

Posted: Feb 27 2019 9:39 am
by markthurman53
What time are you meeting at the trail head

Re: Maricopa Mountains Loop

Posted: Feb 27 2019 10:34 am
by RowdyandMe
@joebartels
Name of the trailhead?

Re: Maricopa Mountains Loop

Posted: Feb 27 2019 4:04 pm
by joebartels
Margie's Cove West Trailhead 7:30am

I'll message the route to committed Fri evening.
It's under 1k aeg, approx 16 mi, 40% off trail.
Feel free to hike more, less or just show up without committing.
Prob 7-8 hr hike. I'll be leaving no later than 4pm as I live in a bad neighborhood, it's not safe to enter after dark.
I'm not responsible for you. Especially if your name is matt and you cry like a baby.

Re: Maricopa Mountains Loop

Posted: Mar 01 2019 7:19 am
by chumley
The rain chances keep ticking up. Now up to a 20% likelihood that Margie will be wet.

Re: Maricopa Mountains Loop

Posted: Mar 01 2019 8:46 am
by Grimey
I'm fighting a head cold, holding out until later this afternoon to see how I am doing, to commit or cancel. Likely a cancel though, unless I get a dramatic improvement.

Re: Maricopa Mountains Loop

Posted: Mar 01 2019 4:33 pm
by RowdyandMe
See everyone in the morning.

Re: Maricopa Mountains Loop

Posted: Mar 01 2019 9:17 pm
by BrunoP
I just ate dads steak off the kitchen table. Now I’m grounded and have to stay in my room all weekend. ](*,)

I really wanted to see Uncle Joe frolicking in the flowers!

Re: North Maricopa Mountains Loop

Posted: Mar 11 2019 9:37 pm
by rally_toad
Wish I could have made it but I was in California!