Here's your chance to get in some trail maintenance in East Mesa!
The MBAA and Missing Link Racing is doing maintenance on the Hawes Loop trail from the entrance on Hawes Rd, along the ridge and north to the Forest Service boundary. The work will consist of light trail work with the goal of improving drainage along the trail. We may also be helping to remove some of the debris that originated from the microwave tower on top the the ridge.
Working with the City of Mesa, the MBAA has adopted this section of trail which many of us know as the 'Tower Trail'. The City of Mesa built this rolling, contour trail to give the public better access to the trail system in the Tonto Forest.
Please meet at the trail head at 8am on Saturday, March 3rd. The trail is located 1.5 north of McDowell Rd on Hawes Road. The trail entrance is on the right, and is marked with a large marble and stone sign. Unfortunately, there is no parking at the trail entrance. Please park near the intersection of Thomas and Hawes Rd, which is 1 mile from McDowell Rd. The trail head is 1/2 mile north from the intersection along a landscaped sidewalk.
I have tools, but please feel free to bring your own. Gloves are recommended, along with water, sun block, and sturdy shoes/boots.
From Phoenix, take either 60 east or the 202 Red Mountain east to Power Rd. From US-60, head north (left) to McDowell Rd. At McDowell Rd, turn right (east); go through light at Ridgecrest St. Hawes Rd is the next 4-way intersection. Turn left (north) at Hawes Rd, and go 1 mile to the intersection of Thomas and Hawes Rd to park.
From the 202 Red Mountain, follow the highway to the end and exit at Power Rd. Head south (right). The first intersection is McDowell road. Turn left (east); go through light at Ridgecrest St. Hawes Rd is the next 4-way intersection. Turn left (north) at Hawes Rd, and go 1 mile to the intersection of Thomas and Hawes Rd to park.
Hope to see you out there.
MBAA Land & Trails Director
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