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Sierrita Range Keystone Peak 4 summits in one day - Difficult

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Nov 09 6:30AM - 4:30PM

Southwest of Tucson is the Sierrita Mountain Range. Keystone Peak itself has a prominence of over 2,400. Reaching the start of the trail is pretty straightforward and well-traveled.

Roads and trails cover the area, with four summits reached via the main road to Keystone Peak. We plan to hike all four of these summits. Keystone Peak 6,188, Peak 6,180, Placer Peak 5,940, and Peak 5,816. All four of these have trails, although Placer Peak may have some minor off-trail hiking for the last two-hundred yards.

Well meet at the Safeway off Chandler Blvd, and drive about two hours to the trailhead. The trailhead is on private land on McGee Ranch, but the landowners have been kind enough of allow visitors. However, we need to limit this to no more than about five cars worth of people. I am starting with a small group, and will add folks with a preference for those who have hiked with me before.

The hike is difficult due to distance and elevation gain. Well be hiking up four summits, with over 10 miles of hiking, and nearly 2,500 of elevation gain.

Temperatures in November are generally in the mid-60s as a high, so it shouldn't be too hot for a longer hike.

READ THE FOLLOWING: The Organizer of this trip is a VOLUNTEER, not a "leader". The organizer IS NOT trained in first aid and is not a bonded expert mountain guide. You will need to bring your own experience and judgment. If you want to enjoy the benefits of traveling in a group, then we suggest that you stay with the group on the trip.

Assess the route and conditions as if you were going to do this trip solo.
For those who typically RSVP, but have removed their RSVP every single time, you may be asked to join the waitlist to make room for others. For those who RSVP to a hike and are a No-Show, you may be removed from future hikes unless you provide notice to me after the hike that you were unable to attend if you were unable to remove your RSVP. We want everyone to enjoy the mountains and we welcome new people. We just want to make sure that people who will maybe come to a hike do not take spots from those who really want to come to the hike.

About your organizer: My name is Dan. I am relatively new to the Phoenix area (came here early 2017). I have organized over 100 hikes for various groups mostly in the Sierra Nevada region and in Northern Nevada. I tend to choose mountain summits I have never done before. I do as much preparation and mapping as I can to make sure we take the correct trails. However, when hiking a new mountain, there are always surprises and unknowns.

How to find us:Look for Tangerine Prius at north end of parking lot

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