The Hike is to Mt Wrightson. To access the mountain you drive down to Green Valley and to the top of Madera Canyon road. Google these items and you will find it. I cannot seem to link a map.
Driving I have Richard, Ali and Judy Bevier.
Judy and Ali should go with the early van. If you have never made it to the top, or you know you might walk a bit slower than others, please leave in the early van 6:30am.
Richard will drive the later van at 7:30am, leaving time from the clubhouse.
This is a very hard hike, come prepared. No need for hiking shoes, just good tennis shoes.
Myles is right it will be very cold at the top. Bring appropriate clothes.
Also you will need to bring more food than you think, again pack smart.
As for water, 2 liters is what you need.
I hope everyone makes it to the top and that the whole team goes. Have FUN
First, Youth on the team, please post if you are able to come.
The hike will be to the top of Mt. Wrightson, this is the peak of the Santa Rita Mountains, which are just south of us and east of Green Valley. Approx. a 45 min drive from the clubhouse.
The hike is very strenuous and takes approx. 5 hours. It is approx. 14 miles long.
You will need some food, ideas are: two sandwiches, fruit, 2 liters of water, and something salty like a bag of pretzels.
Parents I need some help. I will be out of town and some coaches have offered help however some want to do El Tour.
So I need at the very least two parents who can drive two vans.
One van should leave earlier at approx. 6:30am. This van should be full of slower hikers, or not as experienced hikers. I want all kids to make it to the top this year.
The second van should leave at approx. 7:30am. This van should be full of confident hikers.
I hope this allows all kids to reach the top together. We have done this hike before and there are some kids who have never made it to the top.
This hike is awesome and it rewards those who make the summit with incredible views of Southern Arizona.
Parents who are able to drive do not have to hike the whole mountain. Really they just need to drive and point the kids in the right direction. There are trail markers the whole way. It is very well signed. So if parents can drive and just want to hang out at 5,000 ft, that is totally cool.
So please post and let me know what you might be able to do.
All, the bike fits take time and Ron can only work so fast.
That gives you all plenty of time to work on homework.
The coaches office in the Big house is open and is quite when you close the door.
Please allow this to come into your planning for the next two days.
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