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SW 4.3 mi Scenic Ridge – 2-group
September 28 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 am UTC-7
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• Shared event with another Meetup hiking group •
Desert hiking – Bill and Ted certified “most excellent” pandemic rehab
Relatively easy 4.3 mile “no scrambling 10000 steps” hike (Level 2), elevation gain 650 feet. From our parking area, we hike up and along an old mining road around the mountain bend. From this dirt road, we soon ascend to follow the mountain ridge trail to Ike’s Peak and back again. Hiking shoes required – no tennis shoes. — click-to-enlarge photos https://imgur.com/a/0IDaWhE
https://alltrails.com/explore/recording/mining-road-2cc73b2 ( H Herscher )
Location is southwest of Wet-N-Wild and Rhodes Ranch near Ft Apache Road. If you are more than 5 minutes late, spot us walking up the hill.
GPS • Parking 36.0314 / -115.3136 • Ike’s Peak 36.05401 / -115.31995
Street Parking — Cougar Avenue at Todd Allen Creek Street — 89178
DIRECTIONS — for most, take Ft Apache south, past Warm Springs Road, and past Rhodes Ranch (on left). Turn right (west) on Ford Avenue. Near the end of Ford Avenue, on the right side, you may see Forbuss Elementary School. At the end of Ford Avenue, turn right (north) on Reynolds Spring Road and then left on Cougar Avenue. We can park along Cougar Avenue near Todd Allen Creek Street (parking photo at imgur link above).
For those coming from the southeast or Henderson, you might try going west on Blue Diamond Road aka H-160 and turn right (north) on to Ft Apache Road. Going north, turn left (west) at Ford Avenue.
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Friendly chat welcome but please: no national politics or religion.
Hiking shoes are REQUIRED for greater safety – no tennis shoes.
Bring water and snacks. • Well behaved dogs on leash might be okay.
Be aware that we share this trail with advanced mountain bikers.
Ike’s Peak mountain biking video – https://youtu.be/TK6gkH3VmqU
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