Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
AZHC Awards, Potluck, and Gear Exchange
when Trip Report : January 19, 2019
where Papago Park
potluck Bring your favorite dish to share: salad, stew, dessert or otherwise. There will be outlets for Crockpots. We will need a few people to bring drinks (no glass allowed, but beer is). The club will supply the plates, cups and utensils. We will have someone to watch the Ramada during the hike. Sign up here.
gear exchange This year we will debuting a gear exchange—think rummage sale, but with awesome hiking and camping stuff. Do you have a pair of trailrunners that never quite fit right? A GPS that you never figured out how to use? A trusty old tent that got replaced with a newer one? Awesome camping gear that you don’t use anymore? A bike you don’t like? If so, label your items with your name and an asking price and bring them to the Awards Hike. Bring your cash too. Buyers and sellers can decide on final prices and you just might come away with wonderful stuff to add to your collection.
the hike     From the Ramada, cross the park between the lakes and take a short climb up to Hunt’s Tomb. Then go down and around the outskirts of the zoo and hope to catch a glimpse of some big horn sheep up on top of the mountain.
    We’ll continue in a southeast direction going under a canal, then up again and around a water tank and back down to the culvert where we will walk through, taking us from the north side of Curry road to the south side. From there, loop around the outskirts of the park where we will come across some ruins and a couple other interesting artifacts.
    After completing the loop we head back the same way we came. When we near Hunt’s Tomb, take a right turn and hit the backside of hole in the rock before returning to the ramada. See Map.
distance 5.6 miles
time 3 hours
EC +-680' elevation change
starting at
Ramada 2 33° 27.379' N,  111° 56.816' W  [NAD27]
on trail 100%
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
weather Phoenix
meet 8:00 AM at Ramada 2.
•  Take Loop 202 to Priest Dr. in Tempe, exit 6.
Turn north on Priest Dr., which becomes Galvin Pkwy in Phoenix.
Turn right and go east on Papago Road into the park.
Continue on the Ranger Office Loop Trail.
Ramada 2 is on the north side.

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