Activities

Note: Unless otherwise specified in an activity’s description, there is no need to contact the leader to sign up for the activity – just show up on time at the designated meeting spot.

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Activities for October, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Granite Reef Senior Center
1700 N. Granite Reef Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ  85257

Come and share the experience of hiking beautiful Mount Baker, part of the Cascade Mountain Range in northern Washington State. 

Even with smoke from hundreds of forest fires drifting south from British Columbia, the trails,  forests, mountains, glaciers and rushing streams were spectacular this August.  AHTC member Dan Rothman will present the experience, including trip planning and logistics. 

He will also share information on the forest fires that seem to be occurring with increasing frequency in the west, and offer opinions about how the fires may affect future summer hiking plans.

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 6:30am
Rating:
A- LENGTH: 13 mi ELEV GAIN: 2500 ft PACE: Med/Fast (2.6 mph)
Leaders:
Dan Rothman - dwrr12@gmail.com, 480-773-5197

Meet at 6:30 am (depart 6:45).  Call hike leader for meetup location.  We’ll carpool to the lower See Canyon trailhead east of Payson. 

The loop hike begins along Christopher Creek, ascends See Canyon on a steep and rugged trail to the top of the Rim (with a short diversion along the way to See Spring), follows the top of the Rim to the Drew Trail, then descends to the Highline Trail and back to the trailhead. 

This route has beautiful fall foliage, including many maple trees, and we’ll be hoping to time it right. 

Bring plenty of water, lunch or snacks, electrolytes, sturdy hiking boots and (optional) your camera.  Well behaved and sturdy dogs are welcome to join us.