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Arizona - Fossil Springs Trail No. 18

This Hike is led by GWHAZ Ambassador Lisa M. Perez! 

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! 

You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

Fossil Springs Trail No. 18 (Strawberry, Arizona)
Trail Rating:YELLOW: Moderate ,elevation gain of between 1,000-2,800, moderate altitude. 
Date: March 31, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Distance: 10.0 miles OUT AND BACK
Elevation Gain: 1,505
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arizona/fossil-springs-trail
Water Required: 3L of water strongly recommended - PLAN ACCORDINGLY

Permits / Passes: No
Meeting Location: Parking Lot For Fossil Springs No. 18 Trail
Kids: No
Men: No
Dogs: No
Additional maps and information:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/recarea/?recid=75356&actid=43
https://www.flickr.com/photos/coconinonationalforest/sets/72157668185118155/
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd492961.pdf

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

Hello ladies! Happy to host an Official Meetup at Fossil Springs! My first time approaching from this direction. But here is the scoop: Easy going down, a bit tough coming up - especially in the heat. Average temp this time of year is around 81ish. Very rocky so wear appropriate footwear for the trail and if you want to get in the water. 

This is pre-permit time (literally by a day) so let's hit it up before the masses take over! Bring LOTS of water and snacks, sunscreen, big hat for sun coverage, towel if you are getting in the water. 

For those coming from the Valley - happy to figure out carpooling and meet up at Fort McDowell Casino for the trek up. Its about 2.5 hours from the Valley to the Trailhead - so this makes this an ALL DAY venture. Timing will depend on everyone's hiking ability so if you need to be back by a certain time I would not recommend going. Timeframe noted is for hike ONLY - not including travel time. Your accurate RSVP is very important!