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The Hike - Unlike the Grand Canyon we go UP hill first then return down. It is about 15 miles round trip and about 3800 feet. We hike an old road. Start at about 3300 ft and hike to the towers at 7100 feet. No off trail. This is a pretty hike and good for conditioning.
There was a fire in this area last year, but I have found no information stating it is not open for hiking now. It is a little late in season, so bring electrolytes and extra water to stash. Trim your toenails!
The past two years it's been very windy on top. Come prepared for a change in temperature from the trailhead.
Distance - 15 miles round trip
EC - +-4260' elevation change
Elevations - 3202' (Slate Creek Trailhead) to 7128' (Mt. Ord)
Time - 7-8 hours
Type - round trip
Starting at - Slate Creek Trailhead, 33° 57.606' N, 111° 23.892' W [NAD27]
Supplies - At least 4 liters of water, Snacks, Hiking poles may help for some hikers, especially on the decent,
Sunscreen, Camera, Flashlight, SMILES!
Dogs - no
Cost - Sharing gas expenses with the driver. The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
Leader - Debbie Rowray Email the leader to confirm.
Meet - 5:30 AM in the parking lot of the Target Center on the south side of Shea Blvd., about a mile west of Highway 87 (Beeline). For those leaving their cars behind, please park up against the north curb away from Target.