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Start Date 2016-10-05
 
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chumley
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Maricopa Night Warrior

Post by chumley »

The weather looks to be perfect for a SoMo night hike, and I've never hiked the Warrior Trail.

Maricopa Peak is a gem and that's the plan via the Alta Trail which follows the ridge of the Ma Ha Tuak Range. Fantastic views of the city lights the whole way.

Wednesday, October 5
Start time 6:30p from the Warrior Trailhead on 19th Ave (2 miles south of Baseline). We should be back at the TH between 9 and 10pm.

~6.5 miles including a little reverse lasso on Ma Ha Tuak.
~2000 feet of gain.
Proposed route: http://hikearizona.com/map.php?MY=23536&M=3

Sunset: 6:06pm
Moonset: 9:14pm (19% waxing crescent)
Forecast: 80F at the start, dropping to low 70s by finish time.
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Re: Maricopa Night Warrior

Post by ultrazona »

This route is a blast. I have run portions of it before. Hard to follow without GPS but doable.
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Re: Maricopa Night Warrior

Post by chumley »

@ultrazona
You should come. It's been too long since I've watched you run circles around me on a trail! :sweat:
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Re: Maricopa Night Warrior

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I'm looking forward to driving 24 miles each way just to end up on a peak that's 3 miles from my house.
If it’s above freezing, it’s too hot.
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Re: Maricopa Night Warrior

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@lindaagm
:cry: :-({|=

Price of gas got you down? :roll:
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Re: Maricopa Night Warrior

Post by LindaAnn »

@chumley I wouldn't know. What's the price these days?
If it’s above freezing, it’s too hot.
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Re: Maricopa Night Warrior

Post by Tortoise_Hiker »

@lindaagm
Maybe you could start early and hike over there to meet them. LOL
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Re: Maricopa Night Warrior

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@chumley
If it was Tuesday night......
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Re: Maricopa Night Warrior

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@Tortoise_Hiker
](*,)
I think I've hiked with ultrazona more recently than you!
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Re: Maricopa Night Warrior

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I have some high points I need help with..... LOL
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Re: Maricopa Night Warrior

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@Tortoise_Hiker
We'll get to the Kofas and Harquahala this winter. You can do Union anytime. The others are a bit more complicated. :lol:

Speaking of which, while looking at your list I saw this MA: http://hikearizona.com/map.php?X=19

Where did that come from, and how are Quartz, Superstition and Goldwater on the list -- along with A-Mountain! :o but not Goat Hill or Maricopa Peak? Seems very arbitrary!
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Re: Maricopa Night Warrior

Post by rcorfman »

Looks fun. I haven't done a night hike for a long time. Not much of a moon so trail may be a bit dark.
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Re: Maricopa Night Warrior

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@rcorfman
There's a pretty bright city right next to the trail. And I usually carry a light at night. :)
It'd be nice to meet you if you can make it!
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Re: Maricopa Night Warrior

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@chumley
Since its being discussed, I think its only fair that we post the current CO HP leader board :lol:
azpeavy 15 100%
chumley 13 86.7%
mazatzal 11 73.3%
John9L 10 66.7%
JuanJaimeiii 10 66.7%
friendofThundergod 10 66.7%
joebartels 9 60%
Tough_Boots 9 60%
The_Eagle 9 60%
Tortoise_Hiker 8 53.3%
hhwolf14 8 53.3%
PrestonSands 7 46.7%
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Re: Maricopa Night Warrior

Post by LindaAnn »

@Tortoise_Hiker If that wouldn't result in my not getting home until close to midnight, I would actually consider just hiking from my house! In fact, I've done that a couple of times. But, I have to wake up early on Thursday morning.
If it’s above freezing, it’s too hot.
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Re: Maricopa Night Warrior

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Just joshing you. I know your a busy woman!!
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Re: Maricopa Night Warrior

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@Tortoise_Hiker I devote a lot of time and energy into not actually doing anything productive!
If it’s above freezing, it’s too hot.
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Re: Maricopa Night Warrior

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ultrazona wrote:Hard to follow without GPS but doable.
Apparently!
:sweat:
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