Mount Baldy Loop Hike, Greer

Date: 
Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 06:00
Leaders: 
Dan Rothman - dwrr12@gmail.com, 480-773-5197
Rating: 
A LENGTH: 18 mi ELEV. GAIN: 2800 ft PACE: Fast

This activity has been re-schedulred from it's original date of August 12.

Meet at 6:00 am at the trailhead in Greer.  The early start is necessary to minimize the possibility of monsoon storms in the afternoon.  Most of us will be driving up to Pinetop/Lakeside or Greer on Friday afternoon, August 25.  Contact hike leader for details, including driving directions, carpool arrangements, and possible lodging choices in Greer or Pinetop/Lakeside.  

This is one of Arizona’s premier hikes.  We’ll start off on the West Baldy Trail (#94) to the top of Mount Baldy, descend on the East Baldy Trail (#95), and cut back over on the Crossover Trail (#96).  It’s a long loop, but the weather is usually cool in the summer, and the trails are great – soft, generally gradual ascent and descent along serene streams and deep pine forests.  There are beautiful views of the White Mountains, great rock formations, mountain meadows, and an interesting 1940’s plane crash site along the way.  Those wishing a shorter hike can experience most of this on an in-and-out hike along Trail #94.  

Cost to non-members is $5.