Annual Fall Colors Weekend Cave Creek Edition Group 1

  • November 1, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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A continuation of our annual Fall Colors Weekend

What: Spectacular Fall foliage, in addition to a running creek.

Leave Tucson on your own schedule, meetup at the Stewart or Sunny Flat Campground. Camp Friday and Saturday nights, or there is lodging within 2 mile of the campground:

Birders' B&B

Cave Creek Ranch

Portal Peak Lodge

Hike starts at 0900 Saturday morning. The colors portion is an easy 3 mile hike; for those wanting more Sentinel Peak is 14 mi with 3600' of AVG. Silver Peak is also an option for Sunday.

Directions: 150 miles east of Tucson, 2 miles southwest of Portal. From Tucson, take I-10 east 139 miles to US 80 (you will cross the New Mexico border to get to this intersection). Turn right (south) and drive 28 miles, then turn right (west) on the road to Portal, 7 miles.  From Portal drive west on Forest Road 42, approximately 2 miles to Stewart or Sunny Flat Campground. All roads are paved and suitable for passenger vehicles. 

Camping: $10 per night. Picnicking or other day use in Campgrounds: $10 per day. All fees are payable by cash, check or money order at the time you occupy the site. Make check or money order payable to "USDA Forest Service." 

Please do not assume that you may bring your dog Unapproved dogs are not welcomed. Email for details.

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  • Bill

    Made for an enjoyable weekend with good company. Thanks.

    November 4, 2013

  • Sarah

    It was a great weekend for me. Thank you!

    November 4, 2013

  • Kathy

    Thank you Mark! It was a great hike

    November 3, 2013

  • Mark

    Meet at Stewart CG 0900 Saturday we can drive, or walk to the TH

    November 1, 2013

  • Bill

    Where should we all meet for the 9 AM hike on Saturday, Stewart or Sunny Flat Campground?

    November 1, 2013

  • Dave

    Have our numbers shrunk enough to all camp at the same place? Or are they close enough that it won't matter?

    October 31, 2013

  • Richard S.

    Mark, Sorry to hold out so long before opting out of this weekend. I was dearly hoping that a prior obligation would fall through. It didn't.

    October 29, 2013

  • Belinda

    Realized that we're camping the two weekends before this. Sorry to bail! Have fun everyone!

    October 13, 2013

    • LaFong

      WHERE are you camping the two weekends before this?

      October 14, 2013

    • Mark

      That's for them to know. .... and you to find out. :-)

      October 14, 2013

  • Mary S.

    AND, as a first-timer at this, I'm open for advice and suggestions about any aspect of the trip!

    October 12, 2013

  • Mary S.

    Looking forward to new adventures and friends.

    October 12, 2013

  • Stephanie P. S.

    Wow, so many people signed. Have fun! I did enjoyed the last year's one very much.
    I just moved into a new home, household goods delivered, no internet yet, probably have to go with satellite's.

    September 16, 2013

  • Allison

    I got the same message. In the past, you were just moved from the wait list to the going list and asked to cancel right away if you were no longer interested.
    I don't always have time to check email daily, so I am pretty sure this new system won't work well for me.

    September 9, 2013

    • Kim

      Sorry, Allison. This was done a little differently and will likely not happen again.

      September 9, 2013

  • Dorine C.

    Hi. I sent this message at 4:30 on Thursday? Hi - I just received a message telling me that a place was now available and that I had to 'act quickly' if I wanted to join the group. I believe I was first on the waiting list, and I am still very much interested in doing this hike. Thank you! Dorine

    September 6, 2013

  • Greg C.

    How does this wait list business work? I'd assumed it was a first-in, first-out reservation list until today, when I got an e-mail saying "Hurry, there is an opening!" This despite the fact that I'm nowhere near the head of the list. It guess open spots are tossed up for grabs to the quickest responder? No biggie in either event, just askin'. :)

    September 5, 2013

    • Mark

      Greg, I set the wait list to manual. The fastest gun gets in the event

      September 6, 2013

    • Greg C.

      Thanks. <F5>, <F5>, <F5>, <F5>, <F5>, <F5>...

      September 6, 2013

  • Mark

    Firewood is scarce in the area, please bring some. Adult beverage are too, please bring extra. ; )

    1 · August 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I have a 9 month old siberian husky. very friendly and adorable, can we take her? How can we get approval to take her? Also, about camping, are there any showers and bathroom we can use?

    August 28, 2013

    • Mark

      No showers, there is a bathroom

      August 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Okay...

      August 30, 2013

  • Greg C.

    Mark, is Alt Hiking planning to hold the annual Ash Creek hike as well? TY.

    August 29, 2013

    • Mark

      Greg, No plans for Ash Creek this year. Perhaps a ninja visit only.

      August 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    And I will be coming with my husband...

    August 28, 2013

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