Palomino Mountain / Aylor’s Arch Hike -(Superstitions)

Date: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 07:00
Leaders: 
David Thompson - 201-315-3530, david@dlthompson.com
Rating: 
B+ LENGTH: 10 mi ELEV GAIN: 1800 ft PACE: Medium

Meet at 7:00 am (depart at 7:15) at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel on the Southwest Corner of US 60 and Country Club Drive, Mesa.  The address is 16000 S. Country Club Drive. 

We’ll carpool to the First Water Trailhead and from there head out on the Dutchman Trail to Palomino Mountain.  The ascent involves off-trail hiking with a few steep ascents and some rock scrambling. The view from the top is spectacular. You are rewarded with a 360-degree view of the Superstition as well as Aylor’s Arch which is at the top of Palomino Mountain. After we descend, we will return on the Dutchman Trail to First Water Trailhead. 

Please wear sturdy hiking boots, rain gear if appropriate and bring plenty of water and food for snacks and lunch. Non-members please call the hike leader before the hike.  No dogs or children please.