PPE - Civil War in the Southwest – Picacho

  • March 16, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Photographers Practice Event (PPE) - This is an unofficial event. There is no designated PAC Organizer, thus no pre-determined meet area or person in charge. This event is listed as a fun event that might be used for your own practice or just an enjoyable event. If there is enough interest or if a PAC Org decides to lead, then the event will become official! Have fun, be safe, and remember to share your photos!


  • Date: March 16, 2013
    (Event lasts March 16 to March 17)
  • Time: Arrival time at 9:00am (estimating, no times listed on the website)
  • Location: Picacho Peak
  • Map: http://goo.gl/maps/gSLWi | http://azstateparks.com/parks/pipe/map.html#Park_Map |
  • Description:
    Each year hundreds of spectators descend on Picacho Peak State Park to watch re-enactments of an Arizona Civil War skirmish and the New Mexico battles of Glorieta and Val Verde.

    Visitors travel from around the country to experience three fascinating historic battle re-enactments complete with lifestyles of the soldiers in the southwest during the 1860s. More than 200 re-enactors come from many states and will camp at the park with their authentic Civil War camping gear. Food and beverage concessions are also available, including the popular Kettle corn vendor.
  • Fees:
    • Park Entrance Fees:
      Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults): $7.00
      Individual/Bicycle: $3.00
    • Camping Fees:
      Electric site: $25
      Group Area (Non- Electric site): $15
  • More info, fee schedule: http://azstateparks.com/find/fees.html
  • Website: http://azstateparks.com/parks/pipe/events.html



After the event, remember to share!!

  • Practice culling, by loading only a handful of your top photos on this page.
  • Also, add a top photo as your “open” photo on the PAC group FB page, or more if it matches the theme. Who knows maybe you will be chosen as a featured weekly member!
  • To share more than a handful don’t forget our Flickr group and maybe tweet out your favorite photo, with a hash tag and link to our Club Twitter account!
    Flickr Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/azphotogs/

    Twitter: Add to your tweet, @PhotoAdvClub #PhotoAdvClub


** Note: If the event has PPE in the title, it doesn't have an official organizer! No matter who is listed as an Org or Event Host.

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  • Joan S.

    This was a fun, exciting event. The artillery demonstration was earth moving, the cannon's, gunfire between the Confederate and Union Soldiers' rumbled through out the Peak's. Listening to the re-enactors was fascinating! I was so thrilled to meet Ken, his lovely wife and gifted son, who gave me many lessons' 101 on my camera and photography. I was asking many who were holding a camera, " Are you a PAC member?" some smiled and politely said no, others walked away from me. :-) I almost went up to the announcer, ( after the battle was over) sitting up in the shade, who was doing the narration of the battle to make an announcement,"PAC Members" are to meet up at the.... but I didn't. Oh well, sorry I missed the rest who was out there.

    March 18, 2013

  • Ken B.

    This was a fun event. Meet some great people from the club. Hope to meet again at other events.

    March 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member


      March 17, 2013

  • Susan L

    Interesting, my first time at this event. Met Ken's son by chance- such a polite, friendly young man!

    March 16, 2013

  • Susan L

    Ok I might be there after all, my photog friend won't let me back out

    March 14, 2013

  • Susan L

    I'm sorry, I'm going to have to back out of this event. Have a great time and I can't wait to see the photos

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, just wanted to say that I'm so glad so many of you are going! Sorry we don't have an Org to 'lead' you all. :) Safe travels, and I hope you all meet up there! Make new photog friends! The event sounds awesome!

    1 · March 11, 2013

    • Joan S.

      Thanks Dana, I hope we all meet up too. Hopefully, the others going will read the current posts and know Ken will be at C-17 and I will be at C-27. :-)

      March 11, 2013

  • Ken B.

    Will have lots of shade and beverages if needed.

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Joan S.

    Looks like we are going to have some warm weather. :-) Extending out my hand to anyone who needs to sit in the shade, rest, cool off, chat, charge batteries!! Hubbie and I will be at C-27. Ken Bruce, will you have shade as well?

    March 10, 2013

  • Sarah H.

    Have weekend company - taking little niece to see the butterflies at the DBG instead. Have fun!

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to cancel family coming to town

    March 10, 2013

  • Lawrence

    I will still be at Death Valley on this day.

    March 8, 2013

  • Ken B.

    I will be arriving march 14 with my wife and son on the 14th. We will be at campsite c17. Looking forward to meeting up with the PAC members.

    2 · March 1, 2013

    • Joan S.

      Ken, Hubby and I will be there on the 15th,see you there.

      March 1, 2013

  • Joan S.

    I will be there camping in site C27, Just look for the "Egg4Us Eyes", PAC members are welcome to stop on by, sit in the shade.

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Michael R.

    If the event has PPE in the title, does that mean you won't get the Official merit badge and decoder ring?

    1 · January 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Went last year. Fun.

    January 16, 2013

  • Susan L

    Sounds interesting

    January 14, 2013

  • Ken B.

    I will be camping there for the weekend with the family

    1 · January 8, 2013

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