Enjoy the outdoors with friends
September's hike will be east of Tucson, among the hoodoos of the Chiricahua National Monument.
The Chiricahua National Monument is not your typical sky island hike. Not by a long shot. This small section of the Chiricahuas is notable for its abundance of hoodoos, these natural wonders that were formed by the Turkey Creek volcano some 27 million years ago when eruptions melted together ash particles into layers of grey rock called rhyolite. Over the years movement, weathering and erosion worked up cracks, which let the weaker material wash away and leave us the gifts up the Monument...the hoodoos.
Meet at the Grace parking lot at 7am. Bring your sunscreen and plenty of water with your snacks. Also be sure to bring $5 with you (entrance fee per person). A National Pass/America the Beautiful Pass can be used to avoid the fee.
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• Hike info: Big Loop - Chiricahua National Monument, AZ
• Meetup: Grace parking lot, Saturday, Sep. 21, 6am
• Difficulty: moderate, 8.5mi, 3140ft accumulated elevation gain
• Leader: Pastor Dave Hillis
Monthly men's hikes are typically each 3rd Saturday, light to moderate difficulty. Get out for the morning, meet a few Grace guys and get a little exercise on the way; guys of all ages (& your friends!) welcome. Hikes often meet in the Grace parking lot at 7:30am but details published here each month. Return times vary.
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