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ThThird Wednesday of each month at 8 AM  





 

Friends in the Hills - Hiking Group

Fun Monthly planned hikes with Friends.


REGULAR HIKE:  BASALT RIDGE TRAIL IN THE NORTH SCOTTSDALE PRESERVE

The Basalt Ridge Trail is an extension of the Upper Ranch Trail in the western extension of the Scottsdale Preserve.  It is very scenic – great views completely surrounding you.  Rated as an easy trail with little elevation change and pathways of decomposed granite with a few slightly rocky areas.   Approximately 4.5 miles round trip.  Further information and photos may be seen by visiting:     

https://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/arizona/hiking/2018/12/20/scottsdale-hike-mcdowell-sonoran-preserve-basalt-ridge-overlook/2342321002/

We will meet for carpooling at the Safeway parking lot at 8:00am.  Lunch afterwards will be at Euro Pizza.  Please indicate when you sign up if you will be also be doing the lunch.  

For the longer hike, contact Carol Carriere.   

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SHORTER HIKE:  ESCONDIDO TRAIL AT MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN PARK

We will warm up on the short Nursery Tank trail, then hike portions of the Escondido trail.  There are many interesting saguaros and gorgeous views of the Mazatzals from the trail.  The trails are smooth, have very little elevation change, and the total distance will be about 3 miles. 

 

We will meet at the Safeway parking lot at 8:30am and carpool to the trailhead at McDowell Mountain Park.  We will have ­lunch afterwards at We-Ko-Pa Grille (optional). 

 

 For the shorter hike, contact Kathy Helms.

 

 





 

Wednesday 
Wednesday
February 20th 

8 AM


 
 Location  


REGULAR HIKE:

Trail 
BASALT RIDGE TRAIL IN THE NORTH SCOTTSDALE PRESERVE

Carpool:
Safeway Parking lot
(NW corner by the
gas station) at
8:00 AM

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SHORTER HIKE: 

Trail:
ESCONDIDO TRAIL AT MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN PARK

Carpool:
Safeway Parking lot
(NW corner by the
gas station) at
8:30 AM
  

 

IF YOU NEED TO
   CANCEL . . .
 

Please email or call


Carol Carriere

 
as soon as you know that you won't be able to make this month's outing. 

Your courtesy will be greatly appreciated.