Santa Cruz County High Point Trip Report
Date: February 3, 2004
Author: Scott Casterlin
An update on parking lot construction in Madera Canyon: the trailhead parking
lot for the standard routes up Wrightson, from "Roundup" in Madera Canyon,
has been undergoing reconstruction for a couple months now and will certainly be
closed for at least another couple months. All hikers still wanting to use the
Super or Old Baldy Trails have to park a ways back down the road and add 2.7
miles each way to their hike, resulting in a minimum 16 mile, 4,600 foot
round-trip walk to the top.
The $5 fee to park still applies, but Sabino/Catalina
passes will cover it. Other routes to the top include Florida, accessed from
the north, and Gardner Canyon from the east, each with their own special challenges.
Snow sits on the mountain right now and more will fall tomorrow night.
You might want to wait until summer for this one.