Veg Society Hike on the McDowell Mountains Lost Dog Trail & Optional Veg Lunch!
Sat, October 17, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
12601 N 124th St, Scottsdale, az, 85259, United States (map
Join special guest host Phil as we venture up the Lost Dog Trail in the McDowell Mountains. After the hike, those that want to can join us for a feast at Flower Child down the street at Shea and 90th (opens at noon). Visit their website link at: https://www.iamaflowerchild.com/locations/scottsdale-az/
We'll meet in the parking lot North of Shea Blvd on 124th St where 124th St ends at the Lost Dog Wash Trailhead. Phil will bring some trail maps to hand out. There will be two routes with different difficulties:
1) The Lost Dog Wash Trail/Ringtail Trail loop, which is considered "Easy" and covers a 300' elevation change. This is about a 3-mile loop hike, with no backtracking. The peak is at Lost Dog Overlook, with an elevation of 2000'. We'll enjoy views of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa and Indian Reservations.
2) The Lost Dog Wash Trail/Sunrise Trail, which is considered "Moderate" and covers a 1,150' elevation change. This is about a 5.7-mile round-trip hike. We'll hike up to the peak, enjoy the view and return the way we came. We'll enjoy views of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Four Peaks, Mesa and various Indian Reservations.
Meet at the trailhead shelter/restrooms at 9.
It is projected to be in the 70s/80s as of right now. Of course, we want everyone to bring adequate water and snacks.
Post-hike lunch right down the road at:
10460 N 90th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Our last similar excursion was 12+ years ago!